|Name||Friars Primary Foundation School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||16 May 2018|
|Address||Webber Street, Blackfriars, London, SE1 0RF|
|Number of Pupils||217 (46% boys 54% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||30.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||49.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||14.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Friars Primary Foundation School is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is also above the national average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The headteacher provides strong leadership, has accurately identified areas for further development and is effectively working to improve them. The school has a warm and caring family atmosphere in which each child is known and valued as an individual. Good teaching in the early years foundation stage leads to good achievement. Teaching across the school is consistently good and leads to good progress for all pupils. Staff use questioning well and assess pupils’ work regularly. The range of subjects and activities offered to pupils is a strength of the school’s work. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is good and they are enthusiastic about their school. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well and pupils understand the importance of being kind and caring to each other. Pupils say that they feel safe because of the excellent care and support from staff. Parents and carers are positive about how the school supports their children in their learning. Governors know the school well and they have a secure understanding of the strengths and areas for improvement, using accurate information from senior leaders.