Our Lady and St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School


Name Our Lady and St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.st-huberts.sandwell.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 06 March 2014
Address Moat Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8ED
Phone Number 01214222629
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 362 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.1
Academy Sponsor St Catherine Of Siena Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Sandwell
Percentage Free School Meals 9.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13%

Information about this school

St Hubert’s is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils come from White British backgrounds and a minority come from other ethnic backgrounds. A very small minority have English as an additional language. The percentage of pupils who are supported through the pupil premium (which in this school provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The local authority has asked the headteacher, as a local leader of education, to act as an adviser to two local schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. This school insists on the very highest standards of behaviour and achievement. Pupils, who are exceptionally well-prepared in every way for their future lives, consistently meet these expectations. The headteacher and the deputy headteacher have equally high expectations of their staff. They have created a school in which outstanding teaching happens every day. Teachers know what each pupil is capable of achieving in every subject and work tirelessly to ensure they do. Pupils say their teachers are ‘the best of the best’. Pupils make outstanding progress across a wide range of subjects. They start school at levels that are average and, in some cases, below average for their age. They go on to leave the school with standards that are often much higher than the national average. From Reception onwards, pupils learn not to give up. They expect to be set challenges and know how to overcome them. Children make rapid progress in Reception, quickly developing their speaking, writing and counting skills. The school is recognised nationally for its successes, particularly in information and communication technology. The school’s leaders readily share their expertise and experience with other schools. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They learn to take significant responsibility for themselves and for others. In lessons, they work exceptionally well, whether they are on their own, in pairs or in groups. Pupils feel safe and happy in this very caring school. They learn how to manage their own safety exceptionally well, both in their daily lives and when using the internet Pupils show great respect for other faiths and good understanding of other cultures.