St Martin’s Church of England Primary School

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St Martin’s Church of England Primary School

Name St Martin’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Spring Hill, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9BQ
Phone Number 01934628651
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 415 (51.8% boys 48.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Academy Sponsor Kaleidoscope Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority North Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 18.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.3%
Persistent Absence 11.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.4%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

Pupils are organised in 21 classes, all of which are single-age groups. The school became an all-through primary school in September 2012. Since September 2014, there have been pupils in all age groups, with the majority of children joining the school in the Reception Year and Year 4.

Previously, most pupils joined the school in Year 4. The very large majority of pupils have a White British background. All the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception classes) attend full time.

The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is above average. This is additional government funding provided to give extra support to those pupils who are eligible for free school meals or children who are looked after. Currently, there are very few children on roll who are looked after.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is above average. The school provides care for pupils through the breakfast and after-school clubs. The school is part of a formal partnership with three other local schools.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, ably supported by other leaders and governors, provides determined and effective leadership and management. This has led to significant improvements, particularly in teaching and pupils’ achievement.

Leaders check the quality of the teaching frequently and thoroughly. They follow up these checks with well-planned training that has enabled teachers to improve their practice. Pupils benefit from teaching that is consistently good.

As a result, all groups of pupils are achieving well. Attainment is rising in both key stages. Most pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Children make good progress from their starting points in the Reception classes. They thrive as a result of the imaginative range of activities adults provide. Pupils behave well at all times.

The school is successful in promoting good attitudes to learning so that pupils are keen to succeed. Pupils say that they feel safe and their parents agree that the school is a safe place for them to learn. The school’s care and support for pupils with disabilities and those with special educational needs is very well organised.

As a consequence, the school has gained the confidence and trust of the parent community. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching does not ensure that all pupils are challenged consistently in ways that help them achieve the highest levels, especially when applying their mathematical skills. Leaders do not check systematically that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is helping to accelerate pupils’ understanding of life in modern Britain.