|Name||Corpus Christi RC Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||01 December 2015|
|Address||Stanley Road, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire, OL9 7HA|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||345 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||20.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||28.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||4.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Corpus Christi RC Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average (the pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and those who are looked after by the local authority). The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above the national average. The proportion of pupils for whom English is not or believed not to be their first language is broadly similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils with disabilities and those with special educational needs is below the national average. In 2014 the school met 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. A new headteacher has been appointed since the previous inspection. The school is part of an informal federation of other local schools (soft federation).
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher leads the school with passion and determination. Along with other leaders, he has developed a culture where only the best is good enough. Outcomes for pupils are outstanding. All groups of pupils make very strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics to reach standards that are above average by the time they leave Key Stage 2. Every lesson counts at Corpus Christi. Teachers are relentless in their pursuit of ensuring that every pupil reaches their full potential. Teaching is never less than good and much is outstanding. Pupils are incredibly proud of their achievements. They value the education that they receive and say that they wouldn’t change anything about their school. Pupils’ exemplary behaviour contributes substantially to the rapid progress that they make in lessons. Respect and tolerance is a golden thread that permeates school life at Corpus Christi. Pupils have a deep understanding of their role in a diverse community. Pupils are confident, resilient and self-motivated. Their highly positive attitudes to their learning help them to achieve well, ensuring that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is developed very well through the rich and balanced curriculum. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. The pastoral care for pupils is outstanding. The bespoke support that they receive is very highly valued. The teaching of phonics (the sounds that letters make) in Key Stage 1 is a significant strength. Senior leaders ensure that pupil premium funding is used effectively. As a result, disadvantaged pupils excel and leave Corpus Christi reaching standards that are at least in line with other pupils nationally. Governors are highly effective. They hold leaders to account effectively for the impact of their actions. The early years provision is good. It is improving rapidly under the leadership of the newly appointed early years manager. Robust systems are in place to ensure that pupils are kept safe.