St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

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St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Blackswarth Road, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 8AS
Phone Number 01173772387
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 208 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Academy Sponsor St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 10.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 61.5%
Persistent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

St Patrick’s is an average-sized primary school.

There are slightly more girls than boys. The number of pupils at the school has remained the same over the last three years. Few pupils join or leave the school at different times of the year.

Close to 60% of the pupils are of White British heritage or any other White background. The proportion of pupils from a minority ethnic background is well above average. Of these, 20% of pupils are of Indian or other Asian heritage, and just over 12% have a mixed heritage background.

A small proprtion of pupils are of Black Caribbean or Black African heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average at 36%. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well below average.

This is additional funding for looked-after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent or carer in the armed services. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School converted to become an academy on 1 August 2012. When its predecessor school, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2009 it was judged to be good overall.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make exceptional progress during their time at the school. They reach standards that are significantly better than the national average by the end of Key Stage 2.

Children benefit from a good start to their education because they make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Teaching is outstanding overall as it enables pupils to gain new knowledge rapidly and reach high standards. Teachers’ high expectations mean pupils are constantly challenged to achieve their best at all times.

Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They show highly positive attitudes towards school and learning at all times. They are polite, courteous and caring with each other and adults.

The headteacher has set an ambitious vision for improvement since the school’s conversion to become an academy. Leaders, including governors, know the quality of the school’s work thoroughly. They monitor its work robustly and are relentless in their determination to ensure pupils have the best opportunities to achieve success.

Governors are rigorous in holding school leaders to account for pupils’ achievements. Parents and carers are highly supportive of the school. They say the move to academy status has been seamless and recognise where the school has improved even further.