All Saints’ Catholic High School

Name All Saints’ Catholic High School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 March 2014
Address Granville Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 2RJ
Phone Number 01142724851
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1365 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.5
Percentage Free School Meals 11.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.4%

Information about this school

All Saints’ Catholic High School is larger than the average-sized secondary school. All Saints’ Catholic High School converted to become an academy on 1 July 2012. When its predecessor school, of the same name, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of students supported by the pupil premium is just below average. The pupil premium provides additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and children looked after by the local authority. The proportion of students supported through school action is above that found nationally; so is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. A very small number of Key Stage 4 students receive part of their education off-site at Red Tape Studios, Education Through Angling, Construction Design Centre, ReCycle, GTA and Sheaf Catering.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Students have a daily diet of good-quality teaching in many of their subjects, with a high proportion that is outstanding. Teaching is particularly strong in English and results in students achieving well. Students achieve well and make good progress from their starting points across all key stages and in the majority of subjects. The number of students gaining five or more GCSEs at A* to C grades, including English and mathematics, is above the national average. Most groups of students, including disabled students and those with special educational needs, make at least good progress. Gaps in attainment between different groups of students are narrowing. The new headteacher is passionate about continuing to improve the quality of achievement and teaching. She has a relentless ambition for the students to be as successful as possible. This vision is fully shared with other leaders and governors. Students’ maturity can be seen in the care and respect they show for one another and the pride they have in their school. The work of the adults within the school aimed at ensuring that all students are safe is outstanding. The school’s support for students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being is outstanding. As a result, students turn into extremely well-rounded young citizens and behave well. The sixth form is outstanding. Students benefit greatly from outstanding teaching and a menu of bespoke courses. As a result, many go on to be highly successful in their chosen careers. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although much of the teaching is good or outstanding, it is not always so. The use of questioning to deepen students’ knowledge, the impact of marking and feedback on learning and the development of students’ literacy skills are inconsistent. Achievement in science is not as good as in English and mathematics. Teaching in science has recently improved, but remains variable. Lower-ability students do not achieve as well. There remains a slight gap in the progress of students supported by the pupil premium and that of their classmates. The tracking of these students’ progress is also variable.