London Colney Primary & Nursery School

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London Colney Primary & Nursery School

Name London Colney Primary & Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 September 2017
Address Alexander Road, London Colney, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL2 1JG
Phone Number 01727823283
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 162 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 24.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 43.2%
Persisitent Absence 18.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. London Colney is a smaller than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are from ethnic minority groups and the number that speak English as a second language is well above the national average. A higher proportion of pupils join or leave the school during the school year than in schools nationally. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding and those who have special educational needs is broadly in line with the national average. The headteacher has changed since the last section 5 inspection. She took up her current position in September 2016.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides highly effective leadership. She, and her senior leadership team, have brought about significant improvements in pupil achievement and the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Governors are knowledgeable and well informed about the quality of education provided. School leaders are provided with an appropriate balance of support and challenge. Leaders, teachers and support staff have benefited from high-quality training and support. This has had a very positive impact on the quality of their work. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment in reading, writing and mathematics is good. Teachers and teaching assistants are conscientious and work successfully to engage all their pupils, whatever their needs, and help them to become successful learners. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and are keen to improve their work. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They treat others with respect, demonstrate self-confidence and welcome visitors to the school. Pupils say that they feel safe and that there are effective safeguarding procedures at the school. Pupils’ attendance continues to rise but the attendance of disadvantaged pupils remains below the national average. Outcomes for pupils have improved since the previous inspection, particularly in phonics in key stage 1 and in reading and mathematics in key stage 2. Pupils’ progress in writing is not as strong as their progress in reading and mathematics. Children’s achievement in the early years has improved steadily since the previous inspection and was above the national average in 2017. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well and make good progress. Pupil’s spiritual, moral and social development is well provided for. Pupils have a good understanding of the different major faiths in Britain. Leaders have made appropriate amendments to the wider curriculum. The delivery of this curriculum is variable across some of the subject areas.