St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

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St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School

Name St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Luckington Road, Monks Park, Bristol, BS7 0UP
Phone Number 01179030412
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 206 (50.5% boys 49.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor St Teresa's Catholic Primary School Bristol
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 8.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 56.8%
Persistent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.3%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School is smaller than the average primary school. It converted to become an academy in 2012.

Its predecessor school was judged to be good at its last inspection. The school serves an ethnically diverse community. Nearly three quarters of its pupils come from minority ethnic groups and over half of them speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of educational needs or an education, health and care plan is broadly in line with the national average. This is also true of those pupils who receive support for their special educational needs.

The school meets the current government floor standards for attainment and progress at the end of key stage 2. At the start of the inspection, the school did not meet requirements on the publication of information about its most recent key stage 2 results (including information for parents about how to access the school performance tables) or its funding agreement on its website. These omissions were immediately rectified by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher is an outstanding leader. She is driven by a strong belief that the moral purpose of education is to provide the best opportunities for all pupils. As a result, she is intensely focused on continuous improvement based on clear-sighted and honest self-evaluation.

The headteacher is very ably supported by highly effective senior and middle leaders who have a thorough understanding of their role in constantly improving the quality of education provided by the school. Pupils make outstanding progress as they move through the school. By the time they leave at the end of key stage 2, pupils are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education.

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently high across all years in the school. As a result of effective planning, strong subject knowledge and a clear understanding of individual needs, teachers are able to promote outstanding progress by pupils. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are promoted outstandingly well by the school.

Pupils develop into self-confident, self-aware and mature learners. They care for and look after each other well. Pupils come from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic heritages and all feel part of the school community.

They show the utmost respect for each other and understand that each individual is of equal value whatever their background. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are unfailingly polite to each other and to adults.

Provision for the early years is outstanding. It is very well led and children make outstanding progress during their time in Reception. They are extremely well prepared for entry into Year 1.

Governance of the school is outstanding. Governors have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. They provide a very good balance of challenge and support to the headteacher and other school leaders.