St Johns Church of England Primary School, Clifton

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St Johns Church of England Primary School, Clifton

Name St Johns Church of England Primary School, Clifton
Ofsted Inspections
Address Worrall Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2UH
Phone Number 01179030251
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 489 (50.9% boys 49.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.5
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 6.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13.5%
Persistent Absence 6.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.8%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This is a larger than average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is below that found nationally.

This is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. The Reception Year has three classes. All children attend full time by the end of October each year.

As a specialist leader in education, the early years leader provides support to other local schools. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils’ achievement is outstanding in reading, writing and mathematics in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers understand precisely the needs of each pupil and plan activities that enable every child to achieve their best. Teaching assistants are highly trained and provide excellent additional support.

Children make exceptionally swift progress in the outstanding early years provision. They are exceedingly well prepared for the next stage of their education when they move into Key Stage 1. Pupils’ behaviour in and out of lessons is outstanding.

Relationships are a particular strength. Tolerance and respect for others are fostered remarkably strongly. Pupils have an extremely good understanding of how to keep themselves safe from harm.

The school makes very sure that it keeps all pupils safe and secure. Leaders and managers at all levels, including governors, constantly seek to improve the quality of teaching to ensure that pupils achieve extremely well. Pupils thoroughly enjoy the enrichment activities that the school organises, including many educational visits.

Pupils’ wide-ranging experiences at school ensure that they have a very strong understanding of British values. Strong links with a wide range of local schools provide many opportunities for pupils to take part in sporting and competitive events. These enhance pupils’ personal development exceptionally well.

The governing body is highly knowledgeable. Governors provide extremely strong challenge and support to the school. Parents are exceptionally positive about all the school’s work.