Abbey Catholic Primary School

Sutton Road, Erdington, Birmingham, UK, B23 6QL

  • Type of Institution

    Type of Institution Primary School

  • Age Range

    Age Range 4 - 11 Years

  • Religious Character

    Religious Character Roman Catholic

  • Number of Places

    School Capacity 420

  • Number of Staff

    Number of Staff 40

  • Ofsted Rating

    Ofsted Rating Good

Overview

Headteacher Ms Julie-Anne Tallon, Headteacher
Educational Stages Early Years Education / Reception (3 - 5 yrs)
Primary / Infants (5 - 7 yrs)
Primary / Juniors (7 - 11 yrs)
Legal Status Voluntary Aided School
Local Authority Name Birmingham
Parliamentary Constituency Birmingham, Erdington
Urban or Rural Setting Urban major conurbation

Admissions

  • Oversubscription Status Oversubscribed
  • Ratio of Places to Applications 1:3.23
  • Cut-off Distance 3088 metres
  1. Baptised Catholic children who are in the care of a local authority (children in care) or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents) (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989), and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order, a child arrangements order or a special guardianship order.
  2. Baptised Catholic children living within the :
    St. Thomas and St. Edmund of Canterbury, Erdington and who have a brother or sister in the school at the time of admission.
  3. Baptised Catholic children living within the :
    St. Thomas and St. Edmund of Canterbury, Erdington
  4. Other Baptised Catholic children who have a brother or sister in the school at the time of admission.
  5. Other Baptised Catholic children who have a signed letter of endorsement from their parish priest confirming their attendance at a Catholic church.
  6. Non-Roman Catholic children who are in the care of a local authority (children in care) or provided with accommodation by them (e.g. children with foster parents) (Section 22 of the Children Act 1989), and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order.
  7. Non-Roman Catholic children who have a brother/sister in the school at the time of admission.
  8. Non-Roman Catholic children.

Attending a linked school / nursery Notes

  • If applying to Abbey Catholic Primary School, please list any siblings at a linked Institution on the preference form.

Distance from School / Catchment Notes

  • Distances are calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement from the front door of the applicant's home address and the front gate/main entrance of the school.

Special Education Needs (SEN) Notes

  • A child (or a parent) with a statement of Medical, Social or Special Educational Needs, or Education and Health Care Plan is required to be admitted to the school that is named in the statement. The needs must be fully supported by written evidence from a relevant professional.

Oversubscription and selection

  • Where the number of applications is greater than the published admission number, all applications will be ranked using the over-subscription criteria.
  • If there is oversubscription within a category, the governors will give priority to those children living closest to the school determined by the shortest distance. The local authority’s ‘distance’ definition has been adopted.

How to make in-year application

  • Applications made outside the normal admission round (in-year admissions) must be made directly to the school(s) concerned. The local authority will provide an in-year application form for parents to complete. You may also be required to complete an additional information form provided by the school.

Applying to Reception Class

  • An application must be made online at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20119/school_admissions. Or by using the local authority preference form. You will also be required to complete an additional information form for this school, which is available from the school or the local authority. Both forms must be completed for a place.

Appeals

  • If a child is refused admission, parents have a right to appeal to an independent appeals panel. An appeal form can be obtained from the school office.

Legal Disclaimer

  • Admissions data has been collected through information published by the Council.
  • There is no guarantee that the same admission patterns and ‘cut off’ distances will apply for the next year's intake.
  • Please always check admissions/oversubscription criteria with the school for most up-to-date and exact wording of admissions/oversubscription criteria.
  • MyEd provides aggregated data from a number of official sources. We endeavour to keep all of our data up-to-date and accurate. Where the maybe a mistake, this may be an error from the data source - where we collect data. Please contact us if there is data that maybe incorrect that you would like us to help address.

Ofsted

  • Latest Ofsted Rating Good
  • Latest Inspection Date 13/06/2018
  • Latest Ofsted Report View Report
  • This is a good school
  • The headteacher, senior leaders and governors care deeply about the personal development and welfare of each and every pupil. A warm, caring ethos pervades the school.
  • Senior leaders are highly reflective. They know exactly where further improvements are needed.
  • Leadership at all levels is a key strength across the school. A strong sense of teamwork is evident. Staff are clear about leaders’ ambitions and support them well.
  • Focused training and effective support and mentoring have helped to improve the quality of teaching further since the last inspection.
  • Staff are highly skilled in teaching phonics and reading skills. As a result, the vast majority of pupils reach the expected standard in reading by the end of key stage 1.
  • Over time, outcomes in mathematics have improved. This is a result of strong leadership and good training for all staff.
  • The teaching of writing has improved since the last inspection. However, opportunities for pupils to write at length across the curriculum are currently limited.
  • Safeguarding is effective. Leaders, staff and governors are well trained and vigilant. They ensure that children and families receive timely support and help.
  • The growing proportion of pupils who join the school with little English soon develop confidence in English and are able to access the full curriculum.
  • Following a set of results lower than other pupils’ results, leaders commissioned a review of provision for disadvantaged pupils. A more focused approach is now in place and many pupils are now making faster progress.
  • Children get off to a good start in Reception. They are safe and happy. They enjoy the range of learning opportunities provided for them.
  • This is a happy school where staff promote positive attitudes and pupils care for one another. Staff strongly promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Pupils behave well around school. In class, they work hard and cooperate well together. They enjoy coming to school. Attendance levels are above those found nationally.
Inspection Date 25/06/2012 12/03/2014 13/06/2018
Overall Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires Improvement Good Good
Achievment of Pupils Requires Improvement Good Good
Quality of Teaching Requires Improvement Good Good
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils Good Good Good
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management Requires Improvement Good Good
Report Type Full Inspection Full Inspection Full Inspection
View Ofsted Report View Ofsted Report View Ofsted Report View Ofsted Report

Pupil and Staff Information

Number of Pupils
417
Percentage of Girls
49.40%
Percentage of Boys
50.60%
Percentage of SEN Pupils
0.50%
Percentage of Pupils with English not as a first language
30.70%
Percentage of Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals
15.10%
Number of Teachers
21
Number of Teaching Assistants
12
Number of Support Staff
7
Pupil to Teacher Ratio
20.90:1
Average Salary
£0

Primary Level Performance

60%

This means that this school's performance is higher than the national and local averages.

14%

This means that this school's performance is higher than the national and local averages.

105

This means that this school's performance is above than the national and local averages.

103

This means that this school's performance is above than the national and local averages.

Around the area

Sutton Road, Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 6QL

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