St Walburga’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Walburga’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 November 2008
Address Malvern Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 3BY
Phone Number 01202528811
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 481 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
Percentage Free School Meals 1.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 32.2%

Description of the school

This is a larger than average primary school. The school admits children from a very wide catchment area, equivalent to over a third of the size of the Bournemouth local authority. Pupils come from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage and the percentage of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is similar to the national average. Very few pupils are eligible for free school meals. The percentage of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is lower than the national average, as is the percentage of pupils with a statement of special educational need. The school has secured Healthy School Status, the Green Schools Award, the Activemark award and Investors in People status. The school’s accommodation has been extended and improved since the last inspection. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate