|Name||Featherstone Primary and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||16 October 2012|
|Address||Western Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 5JT|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||717 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||93.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is much larger than the average primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for additional funding (the pupil premium) is above average. The majority of the pupils are from minority ethnic groups. Many pupils are at an early stage of learning English. Many more pupils than average join or leave the school partway through their education. The proportions of pupils supported at school action, or school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs are above the national average. There is specially resourced part-time provision in the Nursery for 10 pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties. The school meets the current floor standards, which sets the government’s current minimum expectations for attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Teaching has improved considerably since the last inspection. It is consistently good, with some that is outstanding. Pupils make good progress in all subjects. Standards by the end of Year 6 are at least in line with national averages in English, including reading, and in mathematics. Since the previous inspection there has been an increase in the proportion of pupils achieving Level 5 in national tests. This is above the average level expected for eleven year olds. Pupils of all backgrounds work and play happily and safely together. They behave well. Senior leaders and governors make good plans to improve the school. They check the quality of teaching very thoroughly and improvements in teaching have led to pupils’ steadily rising achievement. Outstanding procedures for helping new pupils to settle, at whatever time in the school year they arrive, ensure they get off to a rapid start in their learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet leading to pupils’ making outstanding progress. Teachers do not ask searching enough questions during lessons and do not check sufficiently well that the more-able pupils are doing their best, especially at Key Stage 1. Marking in pupils’ books does not link closely enough to pupils’ targets and does not always show them exactly what they need to do to improve. Some of the staff with responsibilities do not have a broad enough range of skills to check the quality of teaching and learning thoroughly.