Durdans Park Primary School

Name Durdans Park Primary School
Website http://www.durdans-park.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 December 2013
Address King George’s Drive, Off Lady Margaret Road, Southall, UB1 2PQ
Phone Number 02085751477
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 497 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Local Authority Ealing
Percentage Free School Meals 10.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 89.1%
Persisitent Absence 5.1%
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.