Dunraven School


Name Dunraven School
Website http://www.dunraven.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 14 October 2014
Address 94-98 Leigham Court Road, London, SW16 2QB
Phone Number 02086965600
Type Other
Age Range 4-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1656 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.3
Academy Sponsor The Dunraven Educational Trust
Local Authority Lambeth
Percentage Free School Meals 20.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 22.4%
Persisitent Absence 10.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized all-through school. It is the host for a specialist centre for pupils with speech, language and communication needs, which is commissioned by the local authority and at present has 15 pupils in the secondary phase with three places in the sixth form. Fifteen places in the primary phase are also commissioned. The speech and language resource base forms part of the school’s inclusion team, which is the focal point for a raft of academic and behaviour support for pupils and a meeting point for experts coming into the school to support and enhance pupils’ learning. Dunraven School converted to become an academy in August 2011. When its predecessor school Dunraven School was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good overall. The school remained on the same site with an extensive building and re-modelling programme. The academy currently has two Reception classes and two Year 1 classes in the primary part of the school and runs a daily breakfast and after school club. The sixth form, housed in the newly built sixth form centre, is part of a collaboration of four schools in the area. A third of pupils are White British, and with the largest proportions from minority ethnic groups, being of Black African and Black Caribbean heritage. The proportion speaking English as an additional language is above average. The school has no disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for pupils who are looked after by the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is well above average. A small number of pupils attend part-time courses at Lambeth College and work placements on motor vehicle maintenance and construction courses. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The visionary Principal supported by his talented leadership team is highly committed to developing pupils’ belief in their abilities and capacity to succeed and achieve their very best and be involved in their learning. Leaders have successfully raised the quality of teaching to outstanding. Through robust and regular checks on pupils’ assessments, they ensure that this remains of the highest quality. Governors share and support the vision for excellence and work in harmony with school leaders to continue to improve further. Standards in all years are excellent and all groups of pupils achieve results that are significantly ahead of their peers nationally. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They have exceptionally high expectations of themselves and their desire and determination to succeed are second to none. Pupils and their parents and carers agree that they feel safe and cared for and the school’s work to keep them safe is outstanding. The school provides excellent opportunities to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The curriculum, supported by extensive trips, visits and activities enables pupils to develop as reflective, empathetic and thoughtful individuals. The Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding. Children in the Reception classes make an excellent start, achieving standards of development, significantly ahead of others nationally. The sixth form is outstanding and has sustained a track record of high achievement. Students perform exceptionally well and all gain places at university, college or on training courses.