Bevington Primary School

Name Bevington Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Bevington Road, London, W10 5TW
Phone Number 02089690629
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 320 (59.7% boys 40.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Local Authority Kensington and Chelsea
Percentage Free School Meals 32.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 58.2%
Persisitent Absence 10.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 July 2012)
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Information about the school

This is an average-sized school with pupils drawn from a wide range of cultural and ethnic heritages. More than nine out of every ten pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, nearly a third coming from Black or Black British heritages, and over a third coming from other ethnic groups. Nearly three quarters of pupils are from Muslim families. Over two thirds of pupils speak English as an additional language, about half of whom enter the school at early stages of language acquisition. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is more than double the national average. The school experiences above average levels of pupil mobility, with pupils joining and leaving the school throughout the school year. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above the national average, the largest group having speech, language and communication difficulties. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. It runs a daily breakfast club between 8.00am and 9.00am, which was visited during the inspection. An independent provider runs an after-school club which will be inspected separately, the report being made available on the Ofsted website. The school has been awarded a Basic Skills Quality Mark, an Activemark, and holds Healthy School status.

Key findings

Bevington Primary is an outstanding school. This is also the view of the overwhelming majority of pupils, the words of one reflecting many of their views, saying, ‘I think it’s outstanding.’ Most parents and carers agree, describing a ‘fantastic school’, with ‘amazing and dedicated staff’. Achievement is outstanding because excellent teaching across the school enables pupils to learn exceptionally well. From the moment they enter the school, pupils are imbued with a learning ethic that inspires them to want to learn. By the time they leave the school at the end of Year 6 their attainment is above, and often well above, nationally expected levels. Pupils learn so well because their behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary. The school promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development throughout the curriculum, producing mature and reflective young people, very well prepared for the next stage of their education. They attend very well. Outstanding leadership is shared at all levels, both within the internal management structure of the school, and through the strong support of the governing body. The school enjoys an excellent relationship with parents. Purposeful, effective and highly-coordinated planning ensures that learning is mostly integrated across the curriculum. The exception is in science where pupils do not always utilise and apply their very good numeracy skills enough. Nevertheless, mathematics is a particular strength of the school. Extremely thorough assessment systems and detailed tracking of pupils’ progress are in place. Pupils know their targets, and are extremely well informed about how to improve their learning. The school demonstrates its strong capacity for further improvement through maintaining high achievement and its success in addressing recommendations of the last inspection, for example the outstanding provision found in the Early Years Foundation Stage and in pupils’ continuously improving attendance, which is now well above average. The overall performance of staff and pupils is managed very effectively and supported by well-considered professional development.