All Saints Carshalton Church of England Primary School

Name All Saints Carshalton Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 September 2014
Address Rotherfield Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3DW
Phone Number 02084010075
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 444 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Academy Sponsor Sdbe Multi-Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 3.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.7%

Information about this school

The school is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The school has been undergoing expansion from one-form entry to two-form entry since September 2012. At present there are two classes in both Years 1 and 2 and one class in each of Years 3 to 6. The school has an Early Years Foundation Stage, which is made up of Nursery and two Reception classes. The deputy headteacher has been seconded as interim deputy headteacher to another local primary school for the autumn term 2014. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is average. Very few speak English as an additional language. Only a very small number of pupils are supported by the pupil premium. This is additional government funding provided to give additional support, in this school to those known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported by school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school has gained School Travel Plan Outstanding Award, Inclusion Quality Mark and School Games Bronze Award. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The quality of teaching is good. Teachers are enthusiastic and provide interesting lessons that engage pupils’ imagination and their love of learning. Pupils achieve well at all key stages. They make good progress and achieve good standards by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics. Achievement in reading is consistently high across the school. Governors and the senior leadership team are ambitious for the school. They are committed to maintaining a happy and positive atmosphere where pupils are able to flourish. This has led to improvements in teaching and achievement. Systems to check the quality of teaching by senior and middle leaders are rigorous. These mean that all teachers know what they do well and how to improve. The Early Years Foundation Stage is good. Children very much enjoy the wide range of good quality activities that enable them to achieve well. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They feel very safe at school and enjoy the wide range of activities that are planned for them. The school’s very caring approach underpins pupils’ excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils arrive punctually in school and quickly settle into their lessons. Attendance is consistently above average. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Progress for the most able pupils in writing and mathematics is less rapid compared to reading. The quality of teachers’ feedback does not consistently match the best practice in the school. This means that some pupils do not make accelerated progress.