Cleveland Road Primary School

Name Cleveland Road Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 25 September 2018
Address Cleveland Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1EW
Phone Number 02084783601
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 924 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 11.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 90.6%
Persisitent Absence 13.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school was established as a primary school in January 2016. Prior to that date, the school was a junior school that shared the site with a separate infant school. It is a larger-than-average primary school, with four forms of entry in each year group, apart from Year 3, where there are three forms of entry. The early years comprises four Reception classes and a Nursery which operates morning and afternoon sessions. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is in line with the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, leadership team and governors have successfully merged the school with the infant school that shared the same site and established an outstanding primary school. The school is welcoming and happy. Pupils’ behaviour and their personal development and welfare are outstanding. Pupils, parents, carers and staff are very positive about the school. Governors give purposeful and supportive direction. They have successfully overseen the school’s expansion from a junior to a primary school. Teaching, learning and assessment are outstanding. Teaching engages pupils’ interest. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning. Support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is highly effective. The quality of education and care for pupils with SEND is high. Staff make sure that pupils with SEND access the same curriculum, adjusted to their needs, as other pupils. Early years provision is very strong. Children settle and make new friends quickly and are keen to learn. Teachers plan exciting and interesting activities that strengthen children’s learning. Leaders, managers and governors have ensured that the curriculum is very thoroughly planned and supports pupils’ outstanding academic outcomes. Pupils make strong progress in a wide range of subjects, including reading, writing, mathematics, Spanish, science, history and geography. Leaders have worked with parents to improve pupils’ attendance rates and discourage unauthorised absences over extended periods. However, although improving, pupils’ attendance remains below the national average. toTo