Engayne Primary School

Name Engayne Primary School
Website http://www.engayne.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Severn Drive, Cranham, Upminster, RM14 1SW
Phone Number 01708223492
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 628 (51.8% boys 48.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 6.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.7%
Persisitent Absence 4.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 March 2014)
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Information about this school

This school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils come from White British backgrounds, with the remainder coming from a range of minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding which in this school supports pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school caters for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage in Reception. The school is a National Teaching School. The school has achieved many accreditations, including recently from NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education). Since the previous inspection, one of the deputy headteachers was appointed as headteacher in September 2013.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The new headteacher and other leaders work very well together. They have secured the full support of the staff, who readily take advantage of the high quality training opportunities available. Consequently, the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement are improving at a good rate. Teaching is consistently good, with progressively more that is outstanding. Teachers prepare stimulating activities that interest and motivate pupils. This helps them to learn new things, deepen their understanding and develop their skills well. In Reception, children are extremely well supported and taught. Consequently, they settle quickly, learn new skills rapidly and are well prepared for Year 1. Achievement for all groups of pupils across Key Stages 1 and 2 is consistently good and increasingly more pupils, including the most able, are making rapid progress to reach standards that are well above average. Pupils feel extremely safe in school .Their behaviour, attitudes to learning and all aspects of school life are outstanding. They gladly take on responsibilities and participate in the many exciting learning and enrichment activities on offer. As a result, they develop strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural values and are very well prepared for secondary school. The parents who responded to the online survey and those who spoke to inspectors are overwhelmingly positive about all aspects of the school’s work. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Achievement is not consistently outstanding. Some pupils do not always make the most of the detailed written and oral feedback given to them by their teachers. For instance, they do not always correct their work or answer their teachers’ questions, designed to make them think hard. This limits how well their work improves. There are not enough opportunities for pupils to use and apply their mathematical skills across other subjects. Governors do not regularly check how well all pupils across the year groups are progressing in their learning.