St Peter’s Catholic School


Name St Peter’s Catholic School
Website http://www.st-petersschool.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Horseshoe Lane East, Merrow, Guildford, GU1 2TN
Phone Number 01483534654
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1291 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.6
Academy Sponsor Xavier Catholic Education Trust
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 4.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.5%
Persistent Absence 6.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.1%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Good, often outstanding, teaching allows students to make exceptional progress. GCSE results are consistently well above the national average, including in English and mathematics.

The proportion of students achieving the top grades is high, and rising. Disabled students and those with special educational needs are extremely well cared for and many make outstanding progress as a result. Actions to promote reading and improve students' literacy and communication skills are well planned, innovative and effective.

Students enjoy learning together, are proud of their school and behave impeccably towards one another and adults. The headteacher communicates a calm determination that students at St Peter's will achieve and experience the very best. He and his senior leaders have focused determinedly on developing high-quality teaching and learning within a caring community.

The sixth form is good and students make above-average progress by the end of their A-level courses.

Information about this school

St Peter's is a slightly larger-than-average Catholic secondary school. The intake is predominantly White British; about one fifth of students comes from minority ethnic backgrounds and about 8% speaks English as an additional language.

The proportion of students eligible for support from pupil premium funding is much lower than average. This is money provided to schools by the government for students known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority, or students who are the children of families in the services. The proportion of disabled students or with special educational needs supported at school action is about half the national average.

The proportion supported at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs, is slightly above average. Fourteen students in Years 10 and 11 attend courses at Guildford College and two at Spectrum Leisure Centre. The school meets the government's current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.