St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School

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St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School


Name St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.st-francisxavier.sandwell.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 14 June 2007
Address McKean Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 4BA
Phone Number 01215521485
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 244 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Academy Sponsor St Catherine Of Siena Multi Academy Company
Local Authority Sandwell
Percentage Free School Meals 12.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.1%
Persisitent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School serves two parishes in the urban West Midlands. This area is very mixed socially and many pupils face social and economic disadvantage. Just under half of the pupils are from Catholic families. Over half the pupils come from a wide range of minority ethnic groups. Twice the usual proportion of pupils start school with little or no English. An above average number of pupils have learning difficulties or disabilities. When children start in Nursery they have low levels of skills and knowledge. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate