All Saints Church of England Primary School

Name All Saints Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 January 2014
Address St Catherine’s Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0PS
Phone Number 01962853179
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 185 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.5
Percentage Free School Meals 11.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.8%

Information about this school

All Saints is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school in which some pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. From September 2014 it will increase in size to become a one form entry school. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported by school action is above the national average. The proportion supported by school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds including those who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides funding for children in local authority care, children from service families and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is above average. The proportion of pupils who join or leave the school between Reception and Year 6 is above the national average. There have been a considerable number of staff changes and unavoidable absences during the past few years. The school provides an ‘Early Birds Club’ for pupils before school and a wide range of after-school clubs. The headteacher provides support for a number of other schools within the local authority. All Saints is a National Leader for Education for its use of pupil premium funding to support pupils’ achievement. The school meets the government floor standards in English and mathematics (these are the minimum standards for pupils’ attainment and progress required by the government).

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well from their different starting points and attainment is rising. It is above average in reading and mathematics and average in writing. Pupils are consistently well taught in Years 1 to 6. Teaching in Reception is outstanding and children make exceptionally strong progress as a result. The school benefits considerably from the highly effective leadership of its headteacher and the very good support provided by other senior leaders who help drive up teaching standards. Leaders and governors have effectively improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress since the last inspection, despite the many staff changes. With more settled staffing now in place, the school is extremely well placed to improve further. Governors are knowledgeable and supportive, fulfilling their duties well including in important areas, for example related to monitoring the impact of pupil premium funding and performance management. Checking of the school’s work is comprehensive, regular and rigorous, ensuring that improvement planning is very well focused on eradicating remaining weaknesses. All Saints rightly deserves its role as a national leader in the use of pupil premium funding. Most pupils who receive it attain as well as their peers, as do disabled pupils and those with special educational needs and pupils who speak English as an additional language. Pupils’ behaviour and awareness of their own and others’ safety are outstanding. Pupils are very well cared for and the school is a very happy and harmonious place to be. The promotion of their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Achievement in writing is not as good as in reading and mathematics. Teaching is not yet outstanding.