St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School - a Catholic Voluntary Academy

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St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School - a Catholic Voluntary Academy


Name St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School - a Catholic Voluntary Academy
Website http://www.stwilfridsprimaryyork.co.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Monkgate, York, YO31 7PB
Phone Number 01904659726
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 276 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Academy Sponsor St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust
Local Authority York
Percentage Free School Meals 6.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 32.6%
Persistent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.8%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Description of the school

St Wilfrid’s Roman Catholic Primary School is a little larger than average.

Situated in the centre of York it serves Catholic communities to the north of the city. It is a popular school. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision consists of two Reception/Year 1 classes.

Children come from many different pre-school providers, few have had Nursery experience. The school’s recently opened Nursery (October 2008) is run by a private provider and is not part of this inspection. Most pupils are White British.

However, around 15% of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and most of them are at an early stage of learning English. The most common first languages are Malayalam, Polish and Sindi. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is slightly below average; currently none has a statement of special educational need.

Over half the staff has changed in the last three years. The school holds the Healthy Schools Award, the Basic Skills Award, the Activemark and the Gold Artsmark Award. The school participates in the Partnership of Education and Theatre with the Theatre Royal, York and pupil’s artwork has been displayed in private and public art galleries.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate