Newport School


Name Newport School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 25 June 2013
Address Newport Road, London, E10 6PJ
Phone Number 02085394552
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 872 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.7
Percentage Free School Meals 10.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 47.1%

Information about this school

The school is above average in size and is a growing three-form entry primary school. At the time of the inspection, there were four forms of entry in Reception and Year 1 and three forms in all other year groups. There are about equal numbers of boys and girls. Most pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. The largest groups are from Asian Pakistani, Black African and any other White backgrounds. A large number of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and the children of service families) is above average. At this school, most of this group is made up of pupils eligible for free school meals and a small number of looked after children. The number of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils joining or leaving the school at times other than the usual start of the year is high. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Achievement at this school has improved rapidly since the last inspection and is now outstanding. Pupils make excellent progress through the school from entry points which are below those expected for their age. By the time they leave the school in Year 6, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are now above average. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs receive very good support so that they can achieve well and catch up with their peers. Teaching and learning across the school have improved significantly from the previous inspection and are now outstanding. Teachers know the pupils very well and have very good working relationships with them so that they are keen to do their very best. The leadership of the headteacher, deputy headteacher and assistant headteachers is outstanding. They lead the school with energy and vigour and have developed the whole community. This has been a major driving force behind the rapid improvements shown at Newport. Pupils and their families are now very proud of their school and show great enthusiasm for their learning. They benefit from a rich curriculum with significant additional provision in the form of clubs and enrichment work. Pupils feel very safe in school and say that adults take very good care of them. They have a very good understanding of how to keep safe and act with considerable care and consideration towards one another. Behaviour is outstanding in classes and throughout the school, where there is a vibrant climate for learning. The governing body and the school’s senior leaders have a very good understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. They have acted with rigour to improve the quality of teaching and achievement since its last inspection and have the drive and ambition to continue to make the school even better. The school’s caring atmosphere promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. As a result, the school is a very happy and calm community.