Ashmole Primary School

Name Ashmole Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Summit Way, Southgate, London, N14 7NP
Phone Number 02083611881
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 240 (49.6% boys 50.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.5
Academy Sponsor Ashmole Academy Trust Ltd
Local Authority Barnet
Percentage Free School Meals 2.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.9%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (08 May 2019)
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Information about this school

Ashmole Primary School opened as part of the Ashmole Academy Trust in September 2016. The primary provision is located on the site of the existing secondary school, and runs alongside it. The primary provision moved to this new state-of-the-art building in September 2018. The headteacher oversaw the registration process, and he has been in post since April 2016. There are currently pupils in Reception and Years 1 and 2. The school is a smaller-than-average sized primary school, but it is growing significantly each year. One third of pupils are White British, and one quarter of pupils speak English as an additional language. The number of disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders, governors and staff share an ambitious vision for every child and pupil to excel in their education, and to enjoy learning. In its first two years since opening, the school has achieved exceptional outcomes for children in Reception and Year 1. The proportion of children achieving a good level of development at the end of their Reception year is significantly above the national average. This is also the case for the percentage of pupils who reached the required standard in the phonics screening check at the end of Year 1. Evidence in pupils’ books shows that Year 2 pupils make excellent progress from their different starting points. Literacy and numeracy skills are promoted across all subjects. The quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. Teachers and support staff have a strong understanding of how pupils learn. Care and attention is paid to pupils’ spiritual and pastoral needs, as well as to their academic development. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities receive a very high level of care and support. They make strong progress from their starting points. Staff are proud to work at the school. They value the high level of professional development they receive. All staff seek continuously to improve their practice. Team work and mentoring ensures that staff feel supported by outstanding practitioners. The curriculum is broad, and it is delivered in a way that engages all pupils. There is more work to do in the wider curriculum so that pupils routinely have opportunities to extend their writing skills. Pupils love coming to school and rarely miss a day. Attendance is above the national average. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent in lessons and at breaktimes. Early years provision is outstanding. Children receive high-quality learning experiences in the classroom and in the outdoor learning space. Parents are overwhelmingly happy with the quality of education their child receives, and with the communication from staff. Parents make a significant contribution to the life of the school. Safeguarding is effective. Governors and all staff are trained well to keep pupils safe.