Christchurch Primary School

Name Christchurch Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 January 2008
Address Wellesley Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4LQ
Phone Number 02084785560
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1155 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 11.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 88.8%

Description of the school

Christchurch is one of the largest primary schools in the country. The school serves the Seven Kings area of north-east London, and is reducing from four forms to three forms of entry. The percentage of pupils entitled to a free school meal is higher than the national average. Just over ten percent of pupils have learning difficulties or disabilities, a percentage which is lower than average for a primary school. The great majority of pupils are from a number of minority ethnic backgrounds. Eight out of ten pupils speak English as an additional language. The school is housed in a Victorian three-decker building, with some classes located in the adjacent teacher’s centre. The school is oversubscribed. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate