|Name||All Saints’ Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||03 June 2015|
|Address||Oakfield, Anfield, Liverpool, L4 2QG|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||458 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||30.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.5%|
Information about this school
This is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is in line with the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding the school receives for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. Children in the Nursery attend part time and the Reception class is full-time provision. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school has specialist provision for 20 pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties. The assistant headteacher is currently on secondment at another local school.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. This is a school that has improved significantly since the last inspection and now provides an outstanding education for its pupils. All Saints is at the heart of its community. It is led by an inspirational headteacher and very ably supported by senior leaders, middle leaders and governors. The school has a clear vision of what an All Saints learner will look like and everybody in the school community is committed to this. As a result, pupils are being exceptionally well prepared not only for the next stage of their education but also for life. Leaders at all levels, including governors, have been highly effective in improving the quality of teaching so that it is now outstanding. Pupils currently on roll make outstanding progress in all subjects. Attainment is also now average. Disadvantaged pupils are making rapid progress as result of highly effective use of the additional funding to support these pupils. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make rapid and sustained progress. The staff are quick to recognise pupils who would benefit from additional support and this timely intervention helps these pupils significantly. Pupils who have severe and complex learning difficulties in the specialist provision are progressing very well. They are taught in a calm and nurturing way. Teachers use excellent questioning and are quick to move pupils on to new learning so that no time is wasted. Teaching assistants are highly effective in their work with individuals and small groups. Pupils are very clear about how they can improve their work. They also benefit from more in-depth feedback during regular ‘teacher talk’ and ‘mend it Monday’ sessions. Children receive a good quality curriculum in the early years and make good progress. However, teaching is not as strong in the early years as in the other parts of the school. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. This is as a result of teachers planning activities which are well matched to their needs. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Pupils are particularly knowledgeable about how to stay safe on the internet. The school curriculum is outstanding. It provides many exciting experiences in the arts, sport and modern foreign languages. The school also enjoys strong international links and is preparing pupils well for life in modern Britain. The school has outstanding partnerships with the community, in particular Liverpool Football Club and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a strategic partner in the North Liverpool Teaching School Partnership. Parents are very happy with the school’s work and would certainly recommend it to other parents.