Lancasterian Primary School

Name Lancasterian Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 June 2013
Address King’s Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8NN
Phone Number 02088088088
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 446 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Local Authority Haringey
Percentage Free School Meals 26.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 71.1%
Persisitent Absence 11.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is a larger than the average-sized primary school. A high proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, the extra funding provided by the government to support children in care, those who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children from service families. There are no pupils from service families in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is below the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above the national average. Most pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and speak English as an additional language. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school shares the site with the local authority special school for disabled pupils. Although the leadership and governors are separate for this school, pupils from both schools share some assemblies and lessons, as well as the lunch hall.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leaders and managers communicate high expectations for the achievement and well-being of all pupils. Children begin school with levels of skill and knowledge that are very low compared to other children of the same age. As a result of well-matched activities, pupils make good progress in literacy and numeracy by the time they leave. Pupils who speak English as an additional language make good progress because : teachers and their assistants deliver engaging lessons and develop effective language skills. This is also true of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs and pupils eligible for the pupil premium. Leaders have ensured that teaching that is consistently good, with some that is outstanding, results in good progress across the school and attainment is rising. Teachers are skilled in checking pupils’ learning in lessons and in providing verbal feedback on how to improve their work. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are good. They feel safe in school and are confident in expressing their views about their learning. Parents are pleased with how the school keeps their children safe and happy. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is good but is not yet outstanding across the whole school because a few higher attaining pupils are not always sufficiently well challenged in lessons. Pupils do not consistently respond to their teachers’ comments in the marking of their books.