Our Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School


Name Our Lady of Grace Catholic Junior School
Website http://www.ourladyofgracejuniors.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 23 October 2012
Address Dollis Hill Lane, London, NW2 6HS
Phone Number 02084506002
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Academy Sponsor All Saints' Trust
Local Authority Brent
Percentage Free School Meals 12.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 52.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

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.