Millennium Primary School

Name Millennium Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 06 May 2015
Address 50 John Harrison Way, Greenwich, London, SE10 0BG
Phone Number 02088580394
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 466 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Academy Sponsor Maritime Academy Trust
Local Authority Greenwich
Percentage Free School Meals 18.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 44.8%
Persisitent Absence 7.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Millennium Primary School is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils in the school who are from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is above the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals or are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is above average. The school has a designated special provision for children with a diagnosis of autism. There are six places for pupils aged four to 11 years. Children start school in the early years in the Nursery and attend part time, either mornings or afternoons, from when they are three years-old. Reception-aged children are in school full time. The school runs a daily breakfast club from 8.00am to 9.00am and an after-school club from 3.30pm to 6.00pm. The school also runs a toddler group for parents and their pre-school children, called Millennium Millipedes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6. Millennium Primary School has been working in partnership with Brooklands Primary School since January 2013. In November 2014, Timbercroft Primary School joined the partnership. The three primary schools are led by the same executive headteacher. Each of the primary schools in the partnership has its own governing body and head of school. Staff and governors from the partnership schools work together to share and develop best practice across all aspects of teaching and school leadership.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The highly effective and exceptional leadership and vision of the executive headteacher, head of school and governing body have brought about significant improvements in the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement and their behaviour since the previous inspection so that these are now outstanding. Leaders at all levels are committed and passionate about teaching and learning. They have worked as a team to ensure that all pupils achieve their best, including those who have disabilities and special educational needs, and those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. Teaching is never less than good and much is outstanding. Teachers motivate their pupils and enable them to make excellent progress by ensuring exciting and well structured learning opportunities, having consistently high expectations and providing good quality feedback. The curriculum is outstanding and is designed by the school’s leaders to ensure that pupils are inspired and enthused to develop a love of learning. As a result, pupils make exceptional individual progress. They demonstrate their skills collectively through collaborating in creative real-life projects to celebrate their achievements across the school and in the local community. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and their thirst for learning is evident in all pupils do. They are highly motivated and keen learners who are proud of their school. Pupils feel very safe and are caring and considerate of each other’s different needs, showing kindness and concern for peers and adults alike as a matter of course. Their attendance at school is now broadly in line with the national average. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils develop strong social skills from the start and are encouraged to articulate and exemplify the school’s key values, such as kindness, respect and resilience, so that they are exceptionally well prepared for life in modern Britain. Children in the early years make good progress as a result of the good teaching they receive, especially in the Nursery where they make outstanding progress from low starting points. In Reception, teachers and other adults do not always identify how children can further improve in their learning journals. Adults do not always ensure that they extend children’s vocabulary and skills at every opportunity.