All Saints Church of England Primary School

Name All Saints Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 February 2016
Address Long Street, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 2AH
Phone Number 01162880013
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 255 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Academy Sponsor The Vines Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 18.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.5%

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Until 2015, pupils left at the end of Year 5 to go on to the next stage of their education. However, at the end of this academic year, the Year 5 pupils will remain at the school another year and move to secondary education at the end of Year 6. Early years provision is full-time for pupils in the Reception class and part-time for two and three-year-old children attending the on-site All Saints pre-school. The governing body is responsible for managing the pre-school and this was included in the inspection. The majority of pupils are White British and speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is above average. The school does not currently include Year 6 pupils, so it is not measured against the government’s floor standards for attainment and progress by the end of Key Stage 2. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is well above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. The school provides a breakfast club, which was included in this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher’s strong leadership has been the key factor behind the marked improvements made since the previous inspection. Clear priorities are supported well by effective training and appropriate expertise. Governors know the school well. They are highly active, well informed and ambitious for the school’s ongoing improvement. Teaching is good. Teachers plan lessons that motivate and engage pupils well. There are good, trusting relationships between pupils and staff. Pupils’ achievement is good. All year groups and all groups of pupils are currently making good progress from their individual starting points. Outcomes for pupils are now good and have improved since the last inspection. Pupils’ behaviour is good in lessons, around the school and in the playground. They feel safe and well looked after in school. Pupils have good attitudes to learning, clearly enjoy their work and have a strong desire to succeed. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Pupils are thoughtful and reflective. They listen respectfully to the views of others and express their own views with confidence. Children get a good start to school in the early years. They make good progress and are ready for continuing their learning in Year 1. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding because there are inconsistencies in the emphasis given to spelling, punctuation, handwriting and grammar when teachers are marking pupils’ work. Foundation subject leaders do not yet have sufficient impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning. Children need more opportunities to develop their writing in the early years.