Assunnah Primary School

Name Assunnah Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 11 December 2018
Address 565A High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 6SB
Phone Number 02083500592
Type Independent
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Haringey
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Assunnah Primary School is an independent Muslim day school located in the Bruce Grove area of North London. It opened in September 2009. There are 34 children registered in the Nursery. Five attend full-time and the rest attend part-time. Fourteen of these children are two-year-olds. There are no pupils with an education, health and care plan. The primary school shares its site with a mosque complex. The early years operates from a separate site across the road from the school. None of the pupils attend alternative provision. Most pupils are of Somali heritage and speak English as an additional language. The school was inspected in October 2017 and was found to require improvement.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Leaders and governors have not ensured that all of the independent school standards are met. Teaching, learning and assessment in the early years and in key stage 1 are poor. Teachers do not manage pupils’ behaviour effectively in key stage 1. Behaviour requires improvement. Teachers do not support pupils in developing their vocabulary or their spoken language skills effectively. Some teachers’ written English and spoken English do not demonstrate correct English grammar. Teachers do not plan effectively to meet the needs of all learners. Pupils of all abilities are given the same work to do most of the time. Leaders and governors do not have a consistent or accurate view of the school’s effectiveness. Complaints are not dealt with effectively. Governance is weak and adds little capacity to leadership. Leaders do not inform the local authority when pupils leave the school. They do take sufficient steps to ensure that pupils have arrived safely at their new schools. Safeguarding is not effective. Risk assessments are not sufficiently thorough, staff are not well trained and leaders lack rigour in their safer recruitment checks and record-keeping. Teachers do not plan effectively to develop pupils’ problem-solving and reasoning skills in mathematics. The school has the following strengths The curriculum pays sufficient regard to respect for people with the protected characteristics and supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils play well together and the oldest pupils in the school develop a positive attitude to learning and achieve well. Pupils attend school regularly. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must act to meet the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.