Northside Primary School


Name Northside Primary School
Website http://www.northsideschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 29 January 2009
Address 2 Albert Street, North Finchley, London, N12 8JP
Phone Number 02084454730
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 285 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Local Authority Barnet
Percentage Free School Meals 13.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 69.8%

Description of the school

Pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds including other White, White British, Black or Asian British. Pupils speak forty-five different home languages with Gujarati, Pashto and Arabic being the most common. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average, as is the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals. More pupils than usually found have learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including moderate learning difficulties, behavioural problems, or speech and language difficulties. More pupils than usual either join or leave the school at other than the expected times. The school’s provision for the Early Years Foundation Stage comprises the Nursery and Reception classes. The school has attained many awards including the Activemark accreditation for its commitment to physical education and sport and Artsmark Gold for recognition for work in art, design technology and music. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate