Warstones Primary School


Name Warstones Primary School
Website http://www.warstonesprimary.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 January 2013
Address Warstones Road, Penn, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV4 4LU
Phone Number 01902558787
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 452 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Percentage Free School Meals 20.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 19.9%

Information about this school

This is a much larger than the average-sized primary school There are two separate classes for the Nursery and for Reception. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium (additional funding made available by the government for pupils who receive free school meals or are in the care of the local authority) is above the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above average. Although the majority of the pupils are White British, a significant number are from minority ethnic backgrounds. Some pupils speak English as an additional language. All pupils are educated on site. The school does not use alternative provision to support any of its pupils. The school organises a great number of extra-curricular activities for its pupils, with good numbers of pupils attending. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides strong and energetic leadership. Leaders at every level, work very effectively to raise achievement and improve teaching. This has helped the school to make rapid progress since the last inspection. From their low starting points, all groups of pupils, including those eligible for the pupil premium, make good progress so that, by the end of Key Stage 2, attainment is at least average. Teaching has improved considerably since the previous inspection and is now good. Behaviour is good. Pupils of all ages care for and support each other well. They say they feel safe in school and appreciate the lengths teaching staff go to treat them with respect and as individuals. Attendance is average and improving. Parents and carers are generally supportive of the school. They are especially appreciative of the high level of care the school provides for their children. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. The work set for the most able pupils is sometimes not demanding enough. Too few go on to make more than expected progress. A small number of parents feel they do not receive enough information on their child’s progress. Marking has improved since the previous inspection, but there are not enough opportunities in lessons for pupils to respond to teachers’ comments and improve their work.