Grove Primary School

Name Grove Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Chadwell Heath Lane, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 4XS
Phone Number 02085903611
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 679 (50.1% boys 49.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 16.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 83.7%
Persistent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.7%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The early years foundation stage consists of a Nursery and three Reception classes.

The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is above national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and who speak English as an additional language is above average. The largest ethnic groups are of Bangladeshi and White British heritage.

There are also pupils of Pakistani, Indian and African heritage.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, well supported by other leaders, has brought about significant improvements in pupils’ outcomes as a result of shared high expectations. Leaders at all levels have an excellent understanding of their role and the impact of their work.

Leaders’ pursuit of high standards is unrelenting. Over a three-year period, Year 6 pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics has improved and is above average. Current pupils continue to make strong progress and the school’s checking systems are robust.

Governors are highly effective. They understand their role well; they are involved in the strategic direction of the school and hold leaders to account for the actions that they take. Staff are committed to putting children at the heart of all that they do.

The strong team spirit and clear focus on learning are palpable. The quality of teaching is effective; skilful questioning enables pupils to make good progress in English and mathematics. The curriculum is generally well developed and meets the needs of pupils.

However, pupils are capable of achieving even more highly in subjects other than English and mathematics. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted very well. Pupils are happy, confident and competitive.

They exude ambition and a deep commitment to learning. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are polite, resilient and courteous and act considerately.

Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are proud of their achievements and of their school. Safeguarding is effective.

There is a culture of vigilance across the school. Pupils feel secure at school and cared for by staff. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make excellent progress academically and socially.

Parents and carers are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. They are confident that their children enjoy school. The early years provision gives children a good start to their education.