Galton Valley Primary School

Primary

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Brasshouse Lane
Smethwick
B66 1BA
01215581690
Pupils
499
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(11/2/20)
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61%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Galton Valley is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well above average. This additional government funding is provided for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, from service families or looked after by the local authority. Although the proportion of pupils identified with special educational needs at school action is below average, the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. Approximately two-thirds of the pupils are Bangladeshi, with around one third from a range of other ethnic backgrounds and heritages. The vast majority of pupils speak English as their additional language. The number of pupils joining and leaving the school partway through their education is above the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. Over the past two years there have been considerable staffing changes including the appointment of two deputy headteachers, one of whom is also the phonics leader, an assistant headteacher and a ‘learning’ leader. The deputy headteacher at the time of the previous inspection has left for one term to help a primary school in Walsall. When the school was last inspected in February 2012, it was judged to require special measures because it was failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education. An inspector has subsequently visited the school on four occasions to monitor its progress.

Galton Valley Primary School Catchment Area Map

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