|Name||Crowland Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||02 July 2014|
|Address||Crowland Road, London, N15 6UX|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||403 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||19.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||53.1%|
Information about this school
This is larger than the average-sized primary school. The Early Years Foundation Stage consists of a Nursery, which offers 52 part-time places, and two Reception classes. The school population comprises pupils from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The largest groups are from African, Caribbean and other White ethnic backgrounds. A higher-than-average number of pupils enter the school at times other than at the start of the academic year. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much higher than average. Some pupils join the school speaking little or no English. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. This is additional government funding. It is provided to give additional support to those eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. This is also true of the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school has formed a partnership with a local outstanding school. The chair of the governing body is a National Leader of Governance.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Pupils make outstanding progress in their learning. In reading, writing and mathematics, pupils’ attainment at the end of Year 6 is much higher than that seen in most schools nationally. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers plan interesting lessons that engage the pupils’ imagination and enhance their love of learning. The school’s leadership is outstanding. The headteacher and deputy headteacher are excellent role models for both pupils and teachers. Governors are very knowledgeable about the school’s performance. Governors, school leaders and teachers are ambitious in their vision for the school. They have very successfully made improvements to pupils’ achievement and behaviour, and to the quality of teaching. Leaders and governors have inspired the school community to share a strong sense of purpose. They strive for each child to achieve his or her full potential. The school’s leaders check the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress rigorously. They discuss all pupils’ progress regularly and set challenging targets. The school uses additional funding very effectively. It is used to minimise any gaps in achievement between different groups of pupils. Pupils’ behaviour and their safety are outstanding. Pupils behave extremely well in lessons and around the school. They feel very safe and enjoy the wide range of activities that are planned for them. The school’s very exciting curriculum promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well. Parents are very supportive and have great confidence in the school to keep their children safe.