|Name||Noel Park Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||19 March 2019|
|Address||Gladstone Avenue, Wood Green, London, N22 6LH|
|Number of Pupils||538 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.3|
|Academy Sponsor||Academies Enterprise Trust (Aet)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||18.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||81.4%|
Information about this school
Noel Park Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary. It is part of the Academies Enterprise Trust. The executive principal also leads a local two-form-entry primary school which is in the same trust. Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, with the largest group being White – any other white background. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The school is in the top 20% of schools nationally for the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The school is in the top 20% of schools nationally for deprivation. The school is in the lowest 20% of all schools nationally for the proportion of pupils with SEND support. The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is below the national average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The executive principal provides inspirational leadership. He has ensured that high expectations are well established throughout the school. Trustees, governors and leaders are highly effective. They ensure that all pupils receive a high-quality education, academically and socially. Leaders at all levels provide strong leadership. They are knowledgeable and dedicated. They have a very accurate understanding of the strengths of the school and areas for development. High-quality teaching is evident for pupils in all year groups and across the curriculum. Teachers demonstrate an excellent understanding of pupils’ needs and plan effectively to meet them. Teaching in the early years provides an excellent start to children’s education and ensures that they make strong progress. Consequently, they are extremely well prepared for learning in Year 1. Parents and carers are extremely supportive of the school and the work of teachers and leaders. The safety of pupils is of the highest priority. Staff are highly vigilant and well trained. Pupils behave in an exemplary manner and demonstrate consideration and care for others. Additional funding is used exceptionally well. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils make excellent progress from their varying starting points. Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for life in modern Britain. They demonstrate an extremely mature understanding of diversity, tolerance and respect. Attainment at the end of key stage 1 and key stage 2 is above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics. The teaching of phonics is a real strength of the school. As a result, pupils’ reading skills are developed at an early age. The curriculum is exceptionally broad and balanced. Pupils are motivated and inspired to be curious about the world around them. However, further opportunities are required to deepen and extend pupils’ knowledge and understanding in some subjects.