Allens Croft Primary School


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Allens Croft Road
Kings Heath
B14 6RP
4 - 11
Community school
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This school is average in size when compared with other primary schools. Although the large majority of pupils speak English as their first language, it is an additional language for just over a quarter of the pupils at the school. This figure is above average. A minority of the pupils (just under half) are of White British and Other White heritage backgrounds. A small minority (around a quarter) are from Asian or Asian British backgrounds. There are a few (around 10%) pupils from both Mixed and Black or Black British heritage backgrounds. A few come from various other ethnic groups. There are currently two Reception Year and two Year 1 classes; children attending the Reception classes do so full-time. There is one class in each of Years 2 to 6. At some 66%, the proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is well above average. This is additional government funding for pupils currently or previously known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average at about 22%. Some 3% of the pupils currently at the school have an education and healthcare plan. The school is in the process of implementing the new code of practice for pupils who have special educational needs and is gradually implementing education and healthcare plans for those pupils for whom this is appropriate. The local authority has delegated the role of school improvement adviser to a National Leader of Education who is a headteacher at a local partner school, Colmore Junior School. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics.

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Allens Croft Primary School Reviews

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"> This school is winning awards and progressing with Ofsted reports thanks to the "educate & celebrate" scheme, primarily focused on challenging homophobia in primary schools. Many children could benefit from the additional support of SEN teachers but the school can not afford them however they have managed to raise funds to build a large colourful walkway from the old building to the new building. They offer a halal option but have not yet informed parents that halal and non-halal meats are cooked in the same oven at the same time. All ks1 children get very small food portions (age 4 to 7) such as 1 sausage, 1 small scoop of mash potato and veg. Although this may leave some children still hungry this is to avoid waste. The menu sounds appetising and some of the food is nice whilst some is in very bad condition when it arrives on the Childs plate. Some teachers are very meticulous with delivering great education but others seam less dedicated. Children have been left unattended whilst using the internet to access age rated images, print them and stick them on their work. Bad behaviour is not well managed and some teachers encourage children to behave by offering extra time on the iPad or computer console such as an xbox. Rarely incidents are witnessed by teachers or supervisors but most of the times decisions are made based upon what the majority of children state they witness as teachers and assistants have not seen. Infant and juniors play in the same playground. Some parents are happy with this as they think older children look after younger children. Other parents aren't happy with this as they think it leaves the younger children vulnerable to intimidation from older children. Boys and girls get changed together for P.E. in Ks1 (up to age 7) and I have not been happy with the school for a while. I share my concerns with staff and try to encourage positive change which I find challenging but I'm very determined for the children's sake. Most staff are very polite and make time to hold discussions with parents.
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