|Name||Ferry Lane Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||13 March 2014|
|Address||Jarrow Road, Ferry Lane Estate, Tottenham, London, N17 9PP|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||184 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||22.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||70.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families, is high compared to the national average. There are currently no pupils from service families in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is above the national average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. Almost all pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and most of them speak English as an additional language. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school is part of a ‘Network Learning Community’ and works on good-practice projects with other schools. The executive headteacher is also the headteacher of a school in the same local authority. Staff in both schools share good practice with each other.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The leadership team has successfully improved the school since the last inspection. As a result, teaching is now consistently good, and pupils make rapid progress across the school. Children join the school with skills that are well below the levels expected for their age. They make good and rapid progress because : of the effective leadership and teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Middle leaders make sure their teams develop pupils’ confidence and positive attitudes to learning. Pupils from different groups, including disabled pupils, those with special educational needs, those eligible for the pupil premium and pupils who speak English as an additional language, make good progress because they enjoy learning. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They feel safe and happy in school. Parents are pleased with the way the school develops and keeps their children safe. Governors ensure that resources are allocated efficiently so that additional funding has a positive impact on the achievement of the eligible pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards of attainment, particularly for the most able pupils, are not as high as they could be by the time pupils leave the school in Year 6. Teaching over time ensures pupils make good rather than outstanding progress overall. Topics that pupils study are not always enriched with sufficient extra-curricular opportunities.