Etruscan Primary School

Name Etruscan Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 May 2017
Phone Number 01782235711
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 421 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.7
Local Authority Stoke-on-Trent
Percentage Free School Meals 26.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 63.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Early years provision is full time in Nursery and Reception. Most pupils are from minority ethnic heritages: an above-average proportion speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. An average proportion of pupils are in receipt of an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is part of a hard federation with two other schools: St Mark’s Church of England Primary and Thomas Boughey Nursery Schools. The executive headteacher oversees all three schools. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum standards expected nationally for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school runs a breakfast club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher and head of school provide effective leadership. A shared drive and vision with staff ensures that pupils achieve well from their starting points. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing, mathematics and other subjects. Pupils’ progress is accelerating across the school. Teaching has improved and is now typically good. Other adults make a significant contribution to pupils’ learning. Occasionally, the work set for pupils does not make them think or work hard enough. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strong feature of the school. Pupils have a good understanding of different religions and cultures, and British values. Pupils enjoy school. They support and respect each other and are keen to do well. Pupils learn to take responsibility and help others less fortunate than themselves in society. Despite the efforts of leaders, pupils’ attendance is below average. Pupils are happy and safe in school because : their welfare is given a high priority. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep safe, including when using a computer on the internet. The well-designed curriculum and extra-curricular activities, such as the much enjoyed kit car club and cookery provide pupils with memorable experiences that engage and enthuse them. Children in the early years make good progress from their staring points and enjoy the interesting activities that teachers provide. Leaders’ monitoring of teaching does not pay sufficient attention to the impact it has on the progress of different groups of pupils. The governing body supports the school well and has a good awareness of its strengths and weaknesses. It is rigorous in holding the school to account for pupils’ progress so that the school continues to improve.