Eastcourt Independent School

Name Eastcourt Independent School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 May 2019
Address 1 Eastwood Road, Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8UW
Phone Number 02085905472
Type Independent
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 0%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Eastcourt Independent School is a selective day school. The headteacher is the proprietor and is supported by a senior leadership team and an advisory group. There are no trustees and there is no governing body. The school’s last full standard inspection took place in February 2018, when the overall judgement was inadequate. In September 2018, a progress monitoring inspection took place and judged that all the independent school standards which had not been met at the time of the previous inspection were met. The majority of pupils come from Asian and West or East African backgrounds. The early years provision consists of two full-time Reception classes. There are no pupils identified with special educational needs and/or disabilities. No pupils are in the care of the local authority. No alternative provision is used by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have ensured that all the independent school standards are met. Leaders are rigorous in evaluating the school’s effectiveness and have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development. Pupils’ personal and social development is outstanding. Pupils are confident, happy, hard-working and resilient. They reflect leaders’ commitment to helping them ‘grow into caring, well-educated individuals’. Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is rich and provides pupils with a depth of knowledge in a wide range of subjects. Pupils enjoy and benefit from a range of extra-curricular activities. Children in the early years enjoy a positive, successful start to school life and are very well prepared for the next phase of their education. However, learning spaces do not consistently support their early literacy and mathematics skills and, sometimes, planned activities are not focused sharply enough on learning. Teaching, learning and assessment are good and ensure that pupils’ outcomes are good. There is a strong climate for learning in the school. Occasionally, teachers do not build on pupils’ writing skills by setting suitably challenging work. This means that the higher-attaining writers do not make the progress of which they are capable. Excellent relationships underpin all aspects of the school’s work. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Their conduct is impeccable. They feel safe from bullying. They play and learn harmoniously together. Pupils enjoy school. As one pupil put it, ‘School is absolutely my home from home.’ Pupils attend regularly. Leaders take swift action to address any incidents of poor attendance or lateness. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.