This is an outstanding school The principal leads with an absolute belief and commitment that every Montem pupil can excel.
Staff, parents, governors and trustees share her conviction wholeheartedly. This is a highly effective school. The quality of teaching is outstanding.
From low starting points, pupils are encouraged to develop their skills rapidly. Pupils love learning well and are rightly proud of their many achievements. Pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics.
Many make rapid progress from low starting points and achieve the standards expected for their age and some exceed them. Teachers use assessment information very effectiv...ely to inform their planning. Pupils, including the most able, are fully challenged in activities.
Many achieve high standards, particularly in mathematics. Children in the early years benefit from high-quality teaching and learning experiences. Many from low or significantly low starting points make rapid gains in developing their basic skills and understanding and achieve well.
Children get off to a cracking start. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities achieve well. Teaching assistants offer well-judged and skilful support.
Pupils are thoughtful, considerate and conduct themselves well. Pupils attend regularly and say that everyone gets on well together. Parents are very positive about their children's experience.
Parents agree that the quality of teaching and learning is excellent and the school is led and managed well. Leaders use additional funding extremely effectively to tackle, head-on, any barriers to pupils' learning well. Consequently, disadvantaged pupils attain well and many outperform their peers.
Leaders are adept at instilling ambition, ensuring that pupils are inspired to achieve well in their future lives. Strong partnerships with parents and the local community further enhance the opportunities afforded to all pupils. This is a unified school community.
Members of the trust, governors, staff, parents and pupils all work together to make certain of the very best outcomes for Montem pupils. All are immensely proud of all that the school has achieved in recent times. This school is highly regarded and firmly held in the heart of its local community.
Trustees and governors provide first-rate support to school leaders.
Information about this school
Montem Academy is much larger than an average-sized primary school, and is located in a residential area of Slough. The school converted to an academy in December 2013, joining The Park Federation Trust.
The interim principal joined the school in September 2013 and took up the post of substantive interim principal in January 2014. Almost all pupils are from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. Almost all pupils speak English as an additional language.
The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and eligible for the pupil premium funding is above the national average. Approximately one third of the school's population qualifies for additional funding. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is just above the national average.
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. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.