St Marys Roman Catholic Primary School Aided

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St Marys Roman Catholic Primary School Aided

Name St Marys Roman Catholic Primary School Aided
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 28 April 2015
Address Farringdon Road, Cullercoats, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 3EY
Phone Number 01912518080
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 233 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority North Tyneside
Percentage Free School Meals 0.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.9%
Persisitent Absence 1.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school. Almost all the pupils are White British and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding the school receives to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority.) Children attend the Nursery class on a part-time basis and the Reception class full time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in English and mathematics by the end of year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school has improved rapidly and provides an outstanding education for its pupils which includes their personal development as well as their academic achievement. The school is extremely well led by a highly effective headteacher, ably supported by an equally committed senior leader and middle leaders. Together they have taken swift and decisive action to improve the quality of teaching and the achievement of pupils. Pupils achieve exceptionally well. The standards reached are high and many pupils make more progress than is expected of them from their starting points. The quality of teaching has improved significantly. It is often outstanding and never less than good. Teachers plan lessons that meet the different needs of all groups of pupils, enabling them to make rapid progress. A very high standard of marking and feedback ensures that pupils know how to improve their work. Pupils’ behaviour is of an impressively high standard at all times. Pupils are proud to be members of their friendly and welcoming school community. Bullying is very rare. Pupils say that they feel extremely safe at all times because of the hard work of all the adults in school to keep them safe. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is very well developed through all that the pupils do in school. The exciting curriculum and the broad range of activities offered to pupils ensure that they become confident and competent young citizens with a very good understanding of modern Britain. Governors are extremely effective in challenging and supporting the school in its drive to become the best it can be for the benefit of its pupils. Children thrive in the very caring and nurturing environment of the early years provision. They make increasingly rapid progress, especially when learning indoors. However, their learning sometimes slows because the outdoor environment is not as well resourced.