Ashton Gate Primary School

Name Ashton Gate Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Ashton Gate Road, Bristol, BS3 1SZ
Phone Number 01179030236
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 769 (51.5% boys 48.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 10.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.6%
Persistent Absence 5.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.5%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Ashton Gate is a larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average.

Those from minority ethnic groups and with English as a second language form groups that are smaller in proportion than those seen nationally. Most pupils are from a White British heritage. The proportions of pupils supported through school action, school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs are below average.

The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the Pupil Premium is below the national average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils make excellent progress during their time at school and their achievement is outstanding.

All pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, reach levels of attainment that are well above national averages. Teaching is outstanding. Lessons provide high levels of challenge for pupils of all abilities; they are enjoyable and have excellent pace.

The most able pupils are given opportunities to reach high levels of achievement across all subjects. However, occasionally, pupils are not given the chance to fully understand their progress during lessons. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and makes a strong contribution to their learning.

Their attitudes are excellent, making the school a very harmonious and safe place for everyone. Bullying is extremely rare and parents and carers express how confident they are in the school’s work. Leaders and managers ensure their high expectations for pupils and their ambitions for the school are shared by all the staff.

The leadership and management of teaching are outstanding and so it continues to improve strongly. There is outstanding support and challenge from the governing body whose many activities help to further enrich the highly imaginative currculum and the teaching. This supports pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well.