|Name||Our Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||23 October 2012|
|Address||Dollis Hill Lane, London, NW2 6HS|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||239 (45% boys 55% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.5|
|Academy Sponsor||All Saints' Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||52.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Our Lady of Grace is an average-sized junior school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and whose first language is not English is above average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average; the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the current floor standards, which set the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ attainment at Key Stage 2 has been well above average for the past three years. Pupils have made outstanding progress for the past three years and continue to do so, particularly in English, mathematics and science. Teachers have very high expectations of all pupils. Lessons are always exciting and interesting, and pupils love to learn. Work is planned at the right level for all pupils to make the best progress they can. Books are marked very thoroughly and pupils are always given tasks that help them to tackle their mistakes and move their learning forward. Pupils learn very well in groups, in partners and independently. Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils take their learning very seriously. They set themselves high standards for their own behaviour. All staff model the polite and courteous behaviour that the pupils demonstrate. Pupils and parents feel that the school is safe. Leaders, managers and governors are uncompromising in their drive for improvement. They always want the school to do better, and this is why achievement is so high. Leaders and managers have brought about rapid improvement in teaching over the last year. The amount of teaching that is outstanding has increased from a minority to a majority. The pupils’ spiritual and moral development is impressive. The school demands that pupils constantly reflect on their actions and attitude to others, and think of ways to behave even better towards their family and friends.