Quinton Church Primary School

Name Quinton Church Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 July 2012
Address Hagley Road West, Quinton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 1AJ
Phone Number 01216754422
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 204 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Birmingham Education Trust
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 10.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.8%

Information about the school

The school is broadly average in size for a primary school. One third of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and virtually all are fluent in English. The proportion of pupils who are supported by school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There have been significant staff changes in the past two years with four new teachers, including a new deputy headteacher and some new subject leaders. The school has been awarded Fair Trade status in recognition of staff and pupils’ work to support developing nations.

Key findings

This is a good school. It is not yet outstanding because teaching is not always effective in making attainment in reading, writing and mathematics consistently outstanding over time and the outdoor learning for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage is underdeveloped. Achievement is good throughout the school. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make outstanding progress because their specific needs are met so well by staff. All children in Reception have a good start to school mainly because good teaching and provision indoors largely compensates for weaknesses in the very small outdoor area. The attainment of current Year 6 pupils is well-above average. Attainment has been significantly improved in mathematics bringing it to the same high level as in English. Teaching is good. Teachers make lessons interesting and fun. All make good use of computers to enhance pupils’ learning. Teaching assistants are particularly effective in supporting pupils who find new learning difficult, enabling most to succeed. Inconsistencies over time in pupils’ attainment have been tackled decisively by staff. Well-above-average attendance has been maintained since the previous inspection. Pupils’ positive attitudes ensure that there is usually a calm, purposeful atmosphere for learning in each class. Behaviour is good and often outstanding in lessons and around school as pupils show respect and consideration for one another. Pupils are kept safe and all are well cared for by staff. The headteacher and staff work as a cohesive team to bring about improvement. The management of teaching and pupils’ performance is constantly under review and both are rigorously evaluated. Staff and governors share a common vision for success and their dedication and commitment to iron out any weaknesses give the school a good capacity to go on improving.