Latimer AP Academy

Name Latimer AP Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 194 Freston Road, Latimer Road Station, London, W10 6TT
Phone Number 02031080345
Type Academy
Age Range 5-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 48 (72.9% boys 27.1% girls)
Local Authority Kensington and Chelsea
Percentage Free School Meals 72.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (22 March 2017)
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Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. Latimer AP Academy converted to become an academy on 1 April 2014. The school is part of the Tri-Borough Alternative Provision (TBAP) Multi-Academy Trust. TBAP Teaching School Alliance is also part of the trust. When Ofsted last inspected its predecessor pupil referral unit in July 2013, it was judged to be good. The executive headteacher is now the chief executive of the trust. The school provides for key stage 3 and 4 pupils who have been permanently excluded from school or who at risk of permanent exclusion. The majority of pupils have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. A very small number on roll have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for additional pupil premium funding is above average. Out of the 51 pupils on roll currently eight pupils attend alternative provisions to support their learning needs. These providers are: – Westside School, Hammersmith – Epic learning, Ladbroke Grove – The Lighthouse Group, Hammersmith – Catch-22/The Pupil, Parent Partnership, Ladbroke Grove. The head of school leads on research and development as part of the TBAP Teaching School Alliance that offers support to other academies in the trust. The school is located on the top two floors of a building above a local primary school. The school operates a breakfast club each day.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Latimer AP Academy provides a good quality of education. Many pupils move on to further education, training or employment. Leaders and governors are ambitious for pupils to lead successful lives. All staff share their vision so most pupils make good progress. School leaders receive excellent support from the academy trust. Teachers welcome the opportunity to develop their craft by sharing good or better practice with other academies within the trust. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Teachers plan interesting activities that capture pupils’ interests and keep them engaged. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders draw on the services of external professionals and therapists to ensure that pupils receive the right level of support matched to their needs. Pupils say they are safe in school as they recognise the help that is available for them. Governance of the school is effective. Along with the directors, those responsible for governance know the academy well and hold senior leaders stringently to account for all aspects of the school’s performance. Additional adults make a strong contribution to pupils’ learning. They provide effective support tailored to the specific needs of pupils. The head of school and senior leaders provide good leadership. They are relentless in their pursuit to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare. Since arriving at the school, many pupils have developed their self-belief and aspire to have successful futures. Pupils behave better during lessons than at less formal times because they respond effectively to the effective teaching they receive. Staff use skilful classroom management to ensure that pupils adopt positive attitudes to their learning. Some pupils do not make consistently good progress given their starting points in a range of subjects and across key stages, particularly in science at key stage 3. At times, teaching lacks challenge to allow pupils to develop secure knowledge, understanding and skills. Pupils are proud of their school and most attend regularly and on time. Despite the school’s efforts, a small number continue to have low attendance and punctuality.