|Name||Durdans Park Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||12 December 2013|
|Address||King George’s Drive, Off Lady Margaret Road, Southall, UB1 2PQ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||497 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||10.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||89.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||16.9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
The school is larger than most primary schools, and has a nursery. The vast majority of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, predominantly Indian, Pakistani and other Asian backgrounds. The number of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is lower than schools nationally. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is higher than schools nationally. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding is below average. This is the additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and other pupils. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Strong leadership from the headteacher and senior leaders has maintained a clear vision for the school and has brought about good improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. Teaching throughout the school is good and some is outstanding. This results in good progress for nearly all groups of pupils. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The strong focus on acquiring skills in speaking and listening and personal and social development means that children are well prepared for the next stage in their learning. The school places a strong emphasis on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Most pupils enjoy their learning. Attainment has risen steadily over the last three years. Nearly all groups of pupils achieve well, including those known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium. Pupils feel safe and enjoy their learning. Relationships are good, with pupils consistently showing great care and respect for each other and all other adults. They behave well. Governors are well informed and support the school well. They hold the school to account about the progress all pupils make and understand the link to the quality of teaching. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Leaders have not yet secured outstanding teaching throughout the school. In a few lessons, the pace of learning is not fast enough and pupils are not given enough time to consolidate what they have learned. The quality of pupils’ comprehension skills is not yet strong enough to ensure rapid progress in reading at the higher levels of attainment.