Normand Croft Community School for Early Years and Primary Education

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About Normand Croft Community School for Early Years and Primary Education

Name Normand Croft Community School for Early Years and Primary Education
Ofsted Inspections
Acting Head teacher Headteacher Paul Jobson
Address Bramber Road, London, W14 9PA
Phone Number 02073856847
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 227 (53.5% boys 46.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.8
Local Authority Hammersmith and Fulham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have improved the school since the previous inspection. As a result, the school gives its pupils a good education.

Leaders make sure that staff help all groups of pupils to achieve their potential. Teachers and other staff regularly check pupils' learning and support needs. They use the information effectively to plan activities that enable pupils to learn well.

Pupils make good overall progress across most subjects. Their progress is particularly strong in reading and mathematics. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and late joiners, often with little knowledge of English, make similar progress to peers.

This is because they benefit from tailored support that meets their needs. Pupils behave well and have good attitudes to learning. They feel safe as they know adults care for them.

Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe in different situations. The curriculum makes a strong contribution to pupils' personal development. It prepares them well for secondary education and their future lives.

Governors provide leaders with a good balance of support and challenge. They make a strong contribution to improving the school. New foundation subject leaders have made a good start in improving the design and planning of their subjects.

They organise effective training, so teachers develop the expertise to help pupils make good progress. Curriculum planning and teachers' subject knowledge, especially in geography and French, however, is weaker. Leadership of the early years provision is good.

Children benefit from effective teaching in a well-resourced learning environment. It gives them rich, varied and high-quality learning experiences. As a result, they make good academic progress and develop strong social skills.

Although attendance is improving, it remains below the national average.

Information about this school

Normand Croft is a smaller than average primary school. The school has lower pupil stability and a much higher deprivation factor than other schools nationally.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is much higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding is much higher than average.

Since the previous inspection, there have been numerous changes in leadership across the school. The headteacher took up his post in September 2017. Most subject leaders have been in post for the past 12 to 18 months.

Others, including the leaders of English, mathematics and the early years started in September 2018. There have been some changes in the governing body. The current chair and vice-chair were appointed to their roles at the start of this academic year.

Since April 2018, the school has been in receipt of substantial local authority consultancy support. In September 2018, the school, in conjunction with the local authority, opened a part-time provision for two-year-olds. Currently 12 children attend in the mornings.

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