Eastbury Community School

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About Eastbury Community School


Name Eastbury Community School
Website http://www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Hulse Avenue, Barking, IG11 9UW
Phone Number 02085074500
Type Other
Age Range 3-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 2136 (51.1% boys 48.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.2
Local Authority Barking and Dagenham
Percentage Free School Meals 25.90%
Percentage English is Not First Language 61.4%
Persistent Absence 18.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.9%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have ensured that the school, which now incorporates a new primary phase, provides pupils with a good overall education.

Teaching is good and improving. Leaders provide teachers with effective training and hold them to account for their pupils' progress. Teachers use assessment information to plan learning that meets the varying needs of pupils.

Although much teaching is highly effective, there is variability across subjects and year groups. Pupils make good progress overall. In a number of subjects in the secondary phase, pupils make outstanding progress.

This is because of highly effective subject leadersh...ip and teaching. Pupils in the specially resourced provision for deaf pupils make good progress. This is because they are given well-tailored and timely support.

Other pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities also make good progress as a result of the support they receive, although their progress is not as strong as their peers from their different starting points. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning. They behave well in class and around the school.

The curriculum, extensive enrichment activities and strong pastoral support contribute to pupils' excellent personal development, safety and well-being. Children in the early years benefit from a good start to their education. Leaders make sure that teachers and other adults plan a range of activities that help children make good progress in all areas of learning.

Children behave well and feel safe and secure as they know that adults care for them. The provision is well resourced, particularly indoors, and offers children a stimulating learning environment. Leadership of the sixth form is highly effective.

Leaders have secured much improvement since the previous inspection and 16–19 programmes are now outstanding. Highly effective teaching, a broad curriculum, pastoral support and careers guidance, ensure that students make substantial progress. Students leave the school extremely well prepared for the next stages of their careers and as responsible citizens in modern Britain.

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Information about this school

Eastbury Community School, an all-through school, is much larger than the average- sized secondary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is similar to the national average.

The proportion of those with an education, health and care plan is below the national average. There is specialist resource provision for up to 12 deaf children, run jointly by the school and local authority on the school site. There are currently 11 pupils in the provision.

An extremely small number of pupils attend courses off site at Barking and Dagenham College, Romford, or are homeschooled. The sixth form is part of the Southern Consortium Sixth Form, which is a partnership with four other secondary schools. The school meets the government's floor standards for key stage 4, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

In 2016 and 2017, the outcomes for the 16–19 study programmes were above the minimum standard. In September 2015 the school opened a primary school. It moved into a new building in September 2016.

The rest of the school is in the final stages of a new build. Currently, there is a morning and an afternoon Nursery and two classes each in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Since the previous inspection, there has been a large turnover of staff, including senior leaders.