St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School

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St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School

Name St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School Pitt Street, Liverpool, L1 5BY
Phone Number 01517092572
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 254 (48.8% boys 51.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Local Authority Liverpool
Percentage Free School Meals 27.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.0%
Persistent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 22.4%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

St Vincent de Paul is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is well above the national average.

The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children of service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language are well above the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average.

The proportion of those supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school provides a before-school breakfast club for some pupils.

It is managed by the school’s governing body. Since the previous inspection, the school has undergone extensive refurbishment to the majority of the school building. The school is a member of the Liverpool Learning Partnership.

The school accommodates a Pupil Support Centre on the school site that is not managed by the governing body and was not part of this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Almost all pupils make excellent progress at all key stages throughout the school.

The quality of teaching is outstanding and staff, at all levels throughout the school, have very high expectations of pupils. This underpins pupils’ excellent achievement. This is a very inclusive school where pupils are extremely well cared for through the school’s excellent pastoral care systems.

Bullying is rare and pupils feel very safe. Pupils are very polite and well mannered. Their behaviour and their attitudes to learning are exemplary.

Attendance is above the national average and has continued to improve over recent years. The curriculum is planned to meet pupils’ individual needs and prepares them exceptionally well for the next stage of their education. It also very effectively supports pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

The quality of leadership and management from the headteacher, senior leaders and governors is a strength of the school. Their commitment and determination to drive the continued improvement of teaching and pupils’ achievement is an inspiration all staff, pupils and parents. Subject leaders and key stage managers do not have enough opportunities to take a more effective role in further school improvement.