Five Elms Primary School

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About Five Elms Primary School

Name Five Elms Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Barbara Turner
Address Wood Lane, Dagenham, RM9 5TB
Phone Number 02082704909
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 457
Local Authority Barking and Dagenham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders, including governors, have created a clear vision for raising pupils' achievements.

Since being appointed, the headteacher has been successful in strengthening the middle leadership team. They provide effective challenge and support to teachers. Governors have a good understanding of the school's performance.

They are clear on the areas for improvement. Where teaching is strongest, pupils make good progress. Staff provide useful guidance that provides additional challenges, particularly for the lower-ability pupils.

Accurate assessment information is used well to plan effective lessons and inform future learning. P...upils with special educational needs and/or disabilities thrive in a stimulating environment. Skilled staff ensure that these pupils produce good quality work.

The school's curriculum successfully meets the needs of pupils. Well-planned activities enrich pupils' learning and stimulate them with high-quality experiences. Disadvantaged pupils make good progress through effective support in class and in additional teaching groups.

In 2016, standards in writing and mathematics were broadly in line or above national averages by the end of key stage 2. Systems for reducing persistent absence have been successful. Attendance is now above the national average.

Pupils enjoy coming to school. They say teachers make learning fun. They are polite to each other.

Behaviour in class is better when teaching is more engaging. Parents are pleased with the standard of education their children receive. They receive regular newsletters that give them useful information.

Safeguarding is effective and well managed. Pupils feel safe and are confident about using online devices safely. Reading is an area that leaders have identified as an area for improvement.

They know the proportion of pupils reaching the higher standards needs to improve. Provision in the early years is good. The lead teacher provides strong modelling for less experienced staff.

The outdoor provision could be used more effectively to improve the good standard of education in the early years.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is part of the Primary Alliance for Collaborative Learning (PACE) Federation, which includes a number of local primary schools.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than that seen nationally. The percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium funding is much higher than the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is in line with the national figures. The school runs an additional resource provision for pupils who are deaf and have complex needs. The school meets the government's floor standard (the minimum expected of pupil attainment and progress).

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