|Name||St Luke’s Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||02 October 2014|
|Address||Church Road, Trench, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 7HG|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||153 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.4|
|Local Authority||Telford and Wrekin|
|Percentage Free School Meals||17%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||24.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in mixed-age classes throughout the school. There are classes for Reception and Year 1; Years 1 and 2; Years 2 and 3; Years 4 and 5; and Years 5 and 6. The large majority of pupils are White British. A broadly average proportion speaks English as an additional language. A below-average proportion of pupils are disadvantaged and eligible for support through the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority). The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action, 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 in English and mathematics. There has been a high level of staff turnover since the previous inspection. The headteacher is currently out of school and there is an acting headteacher. All but two teachers have joined the school since it was last inspected. An independent out-of-school club is held in school. It is not run by the governing body and is subject to separate inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. In a short time, the acting headteacher has built a strong team with a united approach to improving the school. Together, they have tackled any weaknesses effectively. Strong and highly focused leadership has made sure that there has been a good improvement in the quality of teaching. Good teaching enables pupils to achieve well and attain standards that are now above average. Rigorous checking on the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress, and prompt attention paid to emerging weaknesses, ensure a good quality of education is provided. Pupils behave well in and around school. They find lessons interesting and they enjoy learning. Pupils are safe in school. They feel safe and are able to recognise any potential risks. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good and supports pupils’ good behaviour and positive attitudes to school and to each other. The new curriculum enables pupils to develop good learning skills, use them to extend their knowledge well and to see a purpose in what they are doing. Governors support the acting headteacher very well. They have good levels of involvement with the school. They challenge senior leaders effectively in order to provide a good quality of education for all pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers sometimes provide too much support to pupils who are capable of working on their own. The high-quality marking seen in pupils’ literacy books is not yet seen in other subjects or across the whole school. Pupils do not have good enough problem-solving skills in mathematics.