Fulham Primary School

Name Fulham Primary School
Website http://www.fulhampri.lbhf.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 11 September 2012
Address Halford Road, London, SW6 1JU
Phone Number 02073850535
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 295 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.8
Academy Sponsor Brightwells Academy Trust
Local Authority Hammersmith and Fulham
Percentage Free School Meals 36.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 62.7%
Persisitent Absence 11.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Fulham Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is higher than average, while the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. Their needs relate mainly to speech, language and communication difficulties and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Pupils come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The largest group is Black African and the percentage of pupils from other minority ethnic groups is high. Nearly three quarters of the pupils speak English as an additional language. The number of pupils leaving or joining the school part way through the year is well above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is higher than average. There are on-site breakfast and after-school clubs which are managed by the governing body. Fulham Primary meets the government’s current floor standard, which is the mimimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Achievement is good and the trend is improving year on year. All pupils, including those children in the Nursery and Reception classes, make good progress from starting points that are usually low, because of predominantly good teaching, which is well focused on pupils’ needs. The leadership and management, including that of the governing body, are good. The headteacher is a very effective leader who has created a dedicated staff team whose members aspire to drive forward further school improvement. Pupils have a good awareness of, and respect for, diversity. Staff have created an inclusive, positive and caring climate for learning where each pupil is treated as an individual. Good quality provision for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development promotes pupils’ high self-esteem and confidence, which is reflected in their good behaviour in lessons and around the school. No form of bullying is tolerated and pupils feel safe and well cared for. Attendance is good and there are very few exclusions. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A higher proportion of outstanding teaching is required to maximise independent learning opportunities. Occasionally there is not enough challenge for the most able. Middle leaders are not yet fully involved in monitoring teaching in their subjects. The outdoor provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage lacks stimulating activities and teachers do not always provide sufficient opportunities for independent learning.