All Saints Catholic Primary School

Name All Saints Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 June 2016
Address Chesnut Grove, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 4LX
Phone Number 01512886420
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 351 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Percentage Free School Meals 46.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.7%

Information about this school

The school is larger than other primary schools. Children attend the Nursery class part-time and attend the Reception classes full-time. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language has doubled since the previous inspection and is now average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is high; it is double the national average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through pupil premium funding is more than double the national average, and is high. The pupil premium is additional funding provided for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after. Since the previous inspection the school has experienced some staffing changes. The deputy headteacher was appointed in September and the senior leadership team has been strengthened with the appointment of an assistant headteacher. Governors provide a breakfast club for pupils who attend the school. The school meets the requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school School leaders and governors have ensured that the school is much improved since the previous inspection. All Saints is now a good school and it continues to improve. The headteacher and deputy headteacher provide strong leadership. The committed staff team is focused on providing high-quality education. Teachers use good subject knowledge and the rich curriculum to engage learners’ interests. Work in lessons, and in the many visits and school clubs, provide pupils with purposeful experiences. From typically different starting points pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards are higher than at the time of the previous inspection. They continue to rise. Disadvantaged pupils make the same good progress as their classmates. Pupils enjoy school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are of a high standard. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. It contributes well to pupils’ excellent personal development. Parents are highly positive about the school’s work. Governors hold leaders robustly to account for the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. The support provided for pupils with special educational needs or disability, and those whose circumstances make them vulnerable, is of a high quality. Pupils’ safety is taken very seriously by all who work at the school. Staff are vigilant and take great care of pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Opportunities to challenge pupils, including the most able pupils, are sometimes missed. Children in the early years sometimes do not have enough opportunities to develop their reading, writing and mathematics skills when they learn independently. Improvement plans lack precise targets. This makes it difficult to check on the impact of recent changes. Assessment systems do not provide an accurate picture of how well pupils are doing in all subjects. Some subject leaders do not yet contribute enough to improving the quality of teaching. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB