King David Primary School

Name King David Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Childwall Rd, Liverpool, L15 6WU
Phone Number 01512351420
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Jewish
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 432 (58.3% boys 41.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.6
Local Authority Liverpool
Percentage Free School Meals 4.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.5%
Persistent Absence 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.0%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This is a large United Synagogue day school. Currently, slightly less than a quarter of the pupils are Jewish. The school has moved to a new campus which includes a kindergarten and high school.

Very few pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding provided for children in local authority care, those from services families and those known to be eligible for free school meals). The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average.

The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The inspection of the school’s religious education and the content of collective worship are inspected under section 48 of the Education Act 2005 and are not part of this inspection.

The school provides a breakfast club and an after-school club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and attainment is high especially in reading and writing.

Children benefit from a rich range of activities in the Early Years Foundation Stage and achieve well. Teaching is typically good and often excellent. Pupils enjoy learning especially when teachers make it exciting by using everyday events.

Attendance is above average. Behaviour is good and pupils respect each other’s values and beliefs. Pupils’ safety has been a priority in the amazing new building.

As a result pupils feel secure and happy. Leaders and governors have worked together very well to resolve the issues from the previous inspection. They have ensured improvements in pupils’ progress and the quality of teaching.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although attainment in mathematics is above average in Year 2, it is not as high as other subjects. The more-able pupils do not always make enough progress in lessons in Years 1 and 2. Teachers do not always keep up the pace of lessons and some pupils start to lose interest.

Questions and work are not always demanding enough especially when the class is all taught together. Teaching assistants are not always used effectively. Teaching is monitored regularly but the recording of how teachers can improve is not always precise enough to check that actions are taking place.