Dawlish Primary School

Dawlish Primary School

Name Dawlish Primary School
Website http://www.dawlishprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Address Jesse Road, London, E10 6NN
Phone Number 02085581566
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 194 (56.7% boys 43.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.7
Local Authority Waltham Forest
Percentage Free School Meals 22.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 57.2%
Persistent Absence 2.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.9%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The head of school and head of federation provide focused and determined leadership.

This has led to considerable improvements to the quality of teaching and pupils' outcomes. Middle leaders have a good understanding of the school's strengths and areas for development. They have clear plans to bring about change and make further improvements.

The governing body has ensured that it has appropriately trained and experienced members. Governors provide strong support and challenge to school leaders. Standards in English and mathematics have risen in both key stages and are broadly in line with the national averages.

Pupils make good ...progress across a wide range of subjects. The quality of teaching has improved and is now good. Lessons are carefully planned and are purposeful.

Pupils respond well to the good guidance they receive from their teachers and from skilled support staff. Children get off to a good start in the early years. Adults provide stimulating activities that engage and interest children.

As a result, children make strong progress across all areas of learning. A rich curriculum promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very effectively. Pupils enjoy the subjects they are taught and are motivated to learn well.

Pupils like coming to school and behave well in lessons and around the school. They care for each other and are respectful. The school's work to support pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding.

Pupils receive excellent support to overcome any barriers to learning. Pupils, parents and carers agree that the school provides a safe and secure learning environment. Safeguarding procedures are effective.

Teachers plan learning activities that enable the vast majority of pupils to make good progress. However, the most able pupils are not challenged consistently well across the curriculum. Sometimes, the less able pupils are not given the tasks and resources they need to enable them to make stronger progress in lessons.

Although improving, a lower proportion of boys than girls are achieving the average standard in reading.

Information about this school

The school is part of a hard federation, the Opossum Federation, brokered by the local authority, with two other local primary schools. The three schools share the same governing body.

The schools are also part of a soft federation with a fourth local primary school. The school is led by the head of school, working closely with the head of the federation. The executive headteacher has oversight of all the schools in the federation.

Senior and middle leaders work across the federation. Dawlish Primary is an average-sized primary school. It has one class in each year group, including the Reception Year.

The school does not offer nursery provision. Most pupils are from Asian, Asian British (Pakistani) or White (any other white) backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is high.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is high, representing almost two thirds of the school community. Some pupils are at the early stages of speaking English. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above the national average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium funding is broadly in line with the national figure. The proportion of pupils joining the school at other than normal times is high. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.