Our Lady & St. Joseph Catholic Academy

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Our Lady & St. Joseph Catholic Academy


Name Our Lady & St. Joseph Catholic Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 18 September 2014
Address Riversley Park, Coton Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5TY
Phone Number 02476383807
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 540 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Academy Sponsor The Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Warwickshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.9%
Persisitent Absence 3.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is average. No pupils have an education, health or care plan. Most pupils are White British, although around 10% come from an Indian background. An average proportion of pupils are supported through the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked-after children). The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The headteacher joined the school in September 2013. Staff at St. Joseph’s are involved in providing informal support to a number of schools, to develop aspects of their provision. In the last twelve months, there has been a formal arrangement to assist in the development of maths at Weddington Primary School.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make outstanding progress in all subjects and leave with standards that are very high. Teachers assess work frequently and accurately so they always know what individual pupils need to do to improve their work. Teachers have very high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Pupils respond by always aiming high and trying their best. Pupils are very proud of their school. They treat others with respect and their conduct is usually exemplary. The school provides a broad range of subjects that is enriched by a strong focus on developing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. The school is being driven forward by a headteacher with an uncompromising approach to ensuring pupils’ receive the best possible education. Leaders at all levels, including governors, are highly effective. They know their areas of responsibility in detail and share the headteacher’s passion for improvement