|Name||St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||17 January 2018|
|Address||Whitehouse Road, Bircotes, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN11 8EF|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||95 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||36.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||12.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||23.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than most primary schools. A below-average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The great majority of pupils speak English as their home language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above the national average for primary schools. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The school is much improved since its previous inspection. The headteacher has ensured that all staff and pupils now aim to achieve high standards. Almost all parents and carers hold the school in high regard. Leadership roles are now more effectively shared among staff so that the deputy headteacher and middle leaders make an important contribution to improving the school. Because teaching and the use of assessment are good, all groups of pupils progress well throughout the school and standards are rising. Children in early years make a good start to their learning at school. They are well prepared for Year 1 and school life beyond. Pupils behave well around school and are polite and well mannered. They work hard and concentrate well in class and this helps them to make good progress. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Older pupils enjoy taking responsibility for helping others in school. Governance is much improved. The governing body now plays its full part in helping the school to improve. The curriculum for reading and writing does not sufficiently capitalise on pupils’ personal interests to encourage them to read more widely or to write at length. Sometimes pupils’ writing and mathematical skills are not sufficiently developed in subjects other than English and mathematics. Although the school has improved its management of pupils’ attendance, rates of attendance are still a little below the national average.