Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

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About Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

Name Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.lourdes.brent.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Marie Halpin
Address Wesley Road Hillside, Harlesden, London, NW10 8PP
Phone Number 02089615037
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209
Local Authority Brent
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Determined leadership and a challenging governing body have created a culture where all pupils are expected to be their very best. Since the previous inspection, leaders have made sure that pupils' outcomes in reading and writing have improved. Standards in writing are particularly high.

Senior leaders regularly monitor the performance of pupils' progress, attainment and the quality of teaching. They act quickly to address any underperformance and provide training and support to improve teaching. Teaching, learning and assessment are good.

As a result, current pupils in all year groups make good progress. Leaders, managers and teachers ke...ep a watchful eye on pupils' welfare and safety. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe and appreciate the school's supportive environment.

Governors have a secure understanding of the school and how well pupils perform academically. They make a very strong contribution to the development of the school. Leadership and the quality of teaching in the early years provision are strong.

Children get off to a good start. They make good progress and are ready for the challenges in Year 1 when they leave the Reception year. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good.

Pupils display high levels of care and respect for one another. The school develops pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding very well. The provision for pupils' personal development and well-being is outstanding.

Pupils have a strong sense of responsibility and many take on leadership roles diligently. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of pupils who are persistently absent is above the national average, particularly the proportion of disadvantaged pupils. Pupils' attainment in mathematics at the end of Year 6 is not as high as in literacy because work is not consistently challenging for the most able.

Pupils' progress is not substantial across all year groups and in all subjects. Where this is the case, work does not stretch pupils enough; therefore they do not make the same sustained progress as others.

Information about this school

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School is an average-sized primary school.

The majority of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and most pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is higher than the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities supported by the school is above average, whereas the proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is broadly the same as other schools nationally. The Nursery caters for children on a part-time and full-time basis. Children attend the Reception class full time.

The school operates a breakfast club and after-school provision. The school met the government's floor standards in 2015, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets the requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

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