Ecclesbourne Primary School

Name Ecclesbourne Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Attlee Close, Thornton Heath, CR7 7FA
Phone Number 02086843187
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 424 (50.9% boys 49.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Academy Sponsor The Pegasus Academy Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 34.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 55.5%
Persisitent Absence 12.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (31 January 2018)
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Information about this school

The school is part of the Pegasus Academy Trust. Most pupils come from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have support for SEN and/or disabilities is below average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs and/or disabilities or an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the minimum set by the government.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The academy trust, together with senior leaders, is ambitious and has created a culture of high expectations for all. Putting the needs of the pupils first is the core priority for leaders. This unrelenting moral purpose is valued by staff, parents and carers and the pupils themselves. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted exceptionally well. It plays an integral part in the stimulating curriculum and extra-curricular provision. As a result, pupils receive a broad and balanced education, rich in learning experiences. Behaviour in lessons and around school is outstanding. Pupils enjoy coming to school and value their education. Current attendance is above average. Pupils’ personal development is outstanding. Pupils are thoughtful and are gaining a deeper understanding of how to remain resilient and persevere with work that is challenging. The school’s values are inspiring pupils to become responsible members of their learning community. Pupils’ excellent behaviour further reflects their deep understanding of these values. The school looks after and safeguards its pupils exceptionally well. Pupils feel safe and are confident that adults take their concerns seriously. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities make strong progress from their different starting points. Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to ensuring that the pupils they work with learn well and make good progress. Children in the early years get off to a good start. They make strong progress and achieve above-average outcomes. They are ready to learn well when they enter Year 1. Most pupils currently in the school, including disadvantaged pupils, are making good progress across the curriculum. However, there are not enough opportunities for pupils to develop their problem-solving and reasoning skills in mathematics. Teachers have high expectations of pupils and this can be seen in the demands they make of most pupils to make good progress. However, the most able pupils, including the most able disadvantaged pupils, are not challenged sufficiently in lessons. Consequently, these pupils do not make the progress of which they are capable.