Friars Primary Foundation School

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Friars Primary Foundation School


Name Friars Primary Foundation School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 May 2018
Address Webber Street, Blackfriars, London, SE1 0RF
Phone Number 02072071807
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 217 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.1
Local Authority Southwark
Percentage Free School Meals 30.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 49.8%
Persisitent Absence 17.3%
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.