Denbigh Primary School


Name Denbigh Primary School
Website http://www.denbighprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 27 November 2018
Address Denbigh Road, Luton, LU3 1NS
Phone Number 01582571597
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 626 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Local Authority Luton
Percentage Free School Meals 17.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 97.6%
Persisitent Absence 11.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

The school is much larger than most primary schools. The vast majority of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, predominantly Bangladeshi and Pakistani. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium is much higher than average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders, including governors, are united in their vision for excellence. Leaders’ precise actions to raise standards have successfully ensured that all pupils are making good and, in many cases, exceptional progress across the school in reading, writing and mathematics. Leaders have carefully designed a curriculum that is responsive to their pupils’ needs. It provides the breadth and depth needed for pupils to secure the best possible outcomes. Leaders provide pupils with a rich and exciting visits programme where pupils experience a wide variety of opportunities to enhance their learning in and outside their community. As a result, pupils develop quickly into confident individuals who are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Leaders have established a strong safeguarding culture with pupils’ well-being at its heart. Pupils who need extra support are well looked after and get the help they need. Adults’ insistence upon the highest expectations ensure that pupils’ behaviour in and out of lessons is exemplary. Pupils work and play exceptionally well together. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can do. Adults provide strong and effective academic challenge to all pupils. Through a strong focus on the teaching of reading, pupils have developed a love of reading. High-quality teaching ensures that at the end of key stage 2 pupils’ outcomes in reading are well above average. Precise teaching and decisive use of funding ensures that pupils who are disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good and outstanding progress from their different starting points. Teachers’ excellent knowledge in subjects other than English and mathematics ensures that pupils excel across the curriculum. Teachers value the high-quality training, support and continuing professional development they receive. This has secured a stable, committed and enthusiastic workforce with strong leadership capacity. Outstanding leadership in the early years ensures that children make excellent progress from their individual starting points. Middle leaders, many new in their roles, are knowledgeable, passionate and committed. They are keen to develop their leadership skills to strengthen leadership capacity further.