St John's CofE Primary School

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Stratford Road
Sparkhill
Birmingham
B11 4EA
01216751469
Pupils
492
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(20/11/14)
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72%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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St John’s CofE Primary School converted to an academy on 1 January 2013. When its predecessor school, of the same name, was previously inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding. The academy is a designated National Support School. The executive headteacher is Vice-Chair of the city-wide Birmingham Education Partnership. She is a National Leader of Education (NLE) and works in this capacity with a number of schools, including St George’s Primary School and Christ Church Primary, on behalf of the local authority. The head of school is a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) who provides advice and guidance on teaching and learning to local schools. The academy is much larger than most primary schools. The academy’s part-time nursery operates in the mornings and afternoons. Around 95% of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. At around 66%, Pakistani pupils form the largest grouping. A high proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language and many of the children in Nursery and Reception are at an early stage of learning English. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care, is average at 25%. At around 12%, the proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

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