Grove Park Primary School


Name Grove Park Primary School
Website http://www.groveparkprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 11 March 2014
Address Nightingale Close, Chiswick, London, W4 3JN
Phone Number 02089947405
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 439 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Local Authority Hounslow
Percentage Free School Meals 13.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.2%
Persisitent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. It has recently expanded and now takes two forms of entry each year. At the time of the inspection there were two classes in the Reception year and also for Year 1 pupils. Two thirds of the pupils are from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds other than White British. Half of these are learning English as an additional language. The rest of the pupils are of White British origin. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and children of service families) is average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion of those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school does not have access to any alternative provision. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Achievement is outstanding. Two thirds of pupils leaving at the end of Key Stage 2 achieve at the higher Level 5 in mathematics and English. All groups of pupils, including those eligible for the pupil premium, make rapid and sustained progress and there is no gap in attainment between them and their peers. Teachers have excellent expectations of what pupils are able to achieve and provide constant and consistently high levels of challenge in the activities they plan for all subjects and classes. There are high-quality relationships at all levels. Pupils are extremely enthusiastic to learn in lessons, resulting in excellent attitudes and behaviour. Pupils say they feel extremely safe at school. The leadership of this school has energy and drive for continual improvement in pupils’ achievement, both academically and socially. There is a strong partnership between the school’s senior leaders and the governors, and together they have secured improvements in both teaching and achievement since the last inspection. The wide variety of ethnic groups represented, who achieve equally well, and the harmonious, cohesive school community, show that there is equality of opportunity and no discrimination. As the pupils say, ‘We all get on really well together.’ As the pupils in the junior leadership team so elegantly summarised and recorded in their recent meeting, ‘The teaching in this school is very impressive, the teachers are very supportive and kind. The staff try their best to help us strive forward in our learning and push us to the highest of our abilities. Teachers’ marking is incredible.’