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


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


  • 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
Percentage of Girls
Percentage of Boys
Percentage of SEN Pupils
Percentage of Pupils with English not as a first language
Percentage of Pupils Eligible for Free School Meals
Number of Teachers
Number of Teaching Assistants
Number of Support Staff
Pupil to Teacher Ratio
Average Salary

Primary Level Performance


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


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


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


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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