Westbury Park School

Name Westbury Park School
Website http://www.westburyparkschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Address Bayswater Avenue, Westbury Park, Bristol, BS6 7NU
Phone Number 01173772676
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 417 (49.9% boys 50.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Academy Sponsor Westbury Park School
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 1.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.2%
Persistent Absence 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.3%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school converted to become an academy in August 2012.

When its predecessor’s school, also called Westbury Park Primary School, was last inspected, it was judged as good. Since becoming an academy, the school has continued to build on the high standards. Westbury Park Primary School is larger than the average primary school.

The majority of pupils are of White British heritage, with an increasing number from other ethnic heritages. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals is below average.

These pupils are supported by additional government funding known as pupil premium. In 2013, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school is working towards becoming a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

There is a privately run breakfast club and after-school club for pupils on the school site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The headteacher is ambitious and has a clear vision for the school.

He is well respected by staff, parents and carers, and pupils. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. All groups of pupils make good progress from their varying starting points.

Pupils make outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Their attainment in reading and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 is exceptionally high. Staff set work at the right level and provide opportunities for pupils to apply their skills of reading and writing in different subjects.

The quality of the teaching is at least good and overall outstanding. It engages and inspires, and leads to outstanding progress. Teachers and teaching assistants work well together to provide all pupils with the best opportunities to be successful.

Pupils’ behaviour, enthusiastic attitudes to learning and respect for each other are exemplary. Pupils feel very safe and enjoy coming to school. Parents and carers are very positive about the school, the education their children receive and the progress they make.

Children in the Reception class make an excellent start to school as the teaching is exciting and motivates the children to want to learn. The headteacher inspires all in the school with his vision that all pupils will enjoy their school experience and achieve well. All staff and governors support his high expectations.

The governors are passionate about the school. They not only support but also challenge the decisions made by the headteacher, holding the school to account. They do this especially in relation to pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching.