|Name||Christ The King Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||07 October 2014|
|Address||Warren Farm Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 0QN|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||400 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||38.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||18.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||20.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Christ the King Catholic Primary School is a larger than average-sized school. The large majority of pupils are white British, with others coming from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average, as is the proportion of pupils learning English as an additional language. There are more girls than boys. A well above-average proportion of pupils are eligible for funding through the pupil premium. This is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is above average but the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The school provides specially resourced provision for pupils with special educational needs; it caters for up to six pupils between the ages of 3 to11 years of age who have visual impairments. These pupils are taught within the main school classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The school has improved rapidly since the last inspection. This is due to the highly effective leadership of the headteacher, subject leaders and governing body. The achievement of all groups of pupils in reading, writing and mathematics is outstanding. Pupils’ attainment at the end of Year 6 is above the national average. Rates of progress for all groups of pupils are above the national average. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs have rates of progress in excess of those of their peers in school. Those pupils with visual impairment also make rapid progress in line with their peers. This is due to the excellent teaching and provision that help them overcome their learning difficulties. Teaching has rapidly improved and is consistently good in the early years. In Key Stage 1, much of the teaching is outstanding and, in Key Stage 2, teaching is consistently outstanding. All staff have high expectations and aspirations for all the pupils. Work set is challenging yet appropriate for each ability level. Teachers and the other adults who support learning work well together and demonstrate high levels of skills. Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. As a result, pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. The pride they take in their work is extraordinary and all their books are immaculate. Pupils feel safe and say they enjoy coming to school. This is reinforced by their above-average attendance. Parents are highly positive about the school. The early years provision is good and all children make at least good progress. This provides a positive start to their school lives. Good teaching ensures that all teaching areas are very bright and vibrant. Activities are engaging and fun and so children develop a love of learning. The governing body challenge and support senior leaders effectively. They ensure they have all the information they need to oversee finances, monitor the performance of all staff and make accurate decisions about their pay.