All Saints Church of England Primary School


Name All Saints Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.allsaints.bradford.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 April 2013
Address 1 Little Horton Green, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0NG
Phone Number 01274415222
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 682 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Percentage Free School Meals 25.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 87.1%

Information about this school

This is larger than the averaged-sized primary school. Most pupils are of Pakistani heritage. The next sizeable group of pupils are of Bangladeshi heritage. A much higher proportion than average speak English as an additional language. A high proportion of pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of forces families. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is well above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is low. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Reception and Year 1 classes are educated on another off-site building near the school. There is a lack of space in the main school building due to the current expansion of the school from two- to three-form entry.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is good school. Leadership and management are good. The headteacher and leaders at all levels, including governors, have improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement, despite major structural changes to the school. They have coped well with moving to a new school site since the last inspection. They are currently managing very well, the expanding number of classes in the school on two sites, due to the rise in pupil numbers. Pupils’ achievement is good and improving. This is because the quality of teaching is now good. The school makes good use of teachers’ skills and work with other schools and experts in education, to improve the quality of teaching. Lessons are interesting and encourage pupils to work well with each other. Teachers develop pupils’ listening and speaking skills well. Learning is well supported by trips out and visitors to school, to keep pupils motivated and further support their learning. Behaviour is good. Pupils from a wide range of backgrounds get on well with each other and with all adults in the school. They enjoy learning about each other’s cultures and backgrounds. As a result, they demonstrate good spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school is a safe, calm and orderly place. Pupils are happy and feel safe at the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding to help pupils reach higher standards. Areas for improvement from checks on lessons judged as good are not followed up well enough to ensure more teaching is outstanding. Not enough pupils are reaching the expected standards at the end of Year 6 in reading. Teachers do not regularly ensure that pupils have work which is well matched to their needs early in the lesson. Marking is not consistently good across the school and pupils are not given enough opportunities to respond to marking. Teaching assistants are not used well enough in lessons, to provide support to pupils to move them on more quickly in their learning. The outdoor environment is not being used enough to further develop pupils’ learning.