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 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 11.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 88.8%
Persisitent Absence 9%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

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