Little Sutton Primary School


Name Little Sutton Primary School
Website http://www.littlesu.bham.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 19 September 2012
Address Worcester Lane, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 5NL
Phone Number 01214644494
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 422 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 3.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.1%
Persisitent Absence 2.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is a larger than average primary school. Less than a tenth of pupils are known to be eligible for pupil premium, which is well below average. Around 3% of pupils are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. This is well below average. A similar proportion of pupils is supported through school action, which again is well below average. The school has received a number of prestigious awards including the British Council International Award and the Healthy School’s Award. The school meets the current government ‘floor standards’, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The nursery and a before and after school club on the school site are not managed by the school’s governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Children make an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They make excellent progress across all years to achieve outstanding results before transferring to secondary school. Reading and mathematics are greatly enjoyed by pupils and achievement is very high. Pupils known to be eligible for free school meals also make excellent progress so there is little difference between how well they achieve and others. Outstanding teaching ensures pupils are fully engaged, enthused and enjoy their lessons. Teaching helps pupils to achieve very highly, particularly in mathematics and reading. Pupils develop excellent understanding. They learn to work well by themselves in class. Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are consulted on rules for behaviour; as a result they take more responsibility for their own behaviour and actions. Pupils feel safe within the highly caring environment. Leaders and managers make sure all staff know what they are expected to do and set very high standards for the quality of their teaching and how well pupils learn. They, along with the highly effective governing body, have made sure the school is continually improving the quality of teaching and achievement. This means that the school has improved in all areas since it was last inspected.