Ferry Lane Primary School

Name Ferry Lane Primary School
Website https://www.ferrylaneschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 March 2014
Address Jarrow Road, Ferry Lane Estate, Tottenham, London, N17 9PP
Phone Number 02088015233
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 184 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.0
Local Authority Haringey
Percentage Free School Meals 22.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 70.1%
Persisitent Absence 4.5%
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.