Our Lady of Muswell Catholic Primary School


Name Our Lady of Muswell Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.ourladymuswell.haringey.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 28 November 2017
Address Pages Lane, Muswell Hill, London, N10 1PS
Phone Number 02084446894
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 405 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Local Authority Haringey
Percentage Free School Meals 9.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 41%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is below average and the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is similar to that of other schools nationally. The school has a strong link with the local Catholic church. The school is part of a ‘Challenge Partnership’ working with other schools across the country to review quality and support professional development.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Senior leaders and governors work very well to embed the school’s Catholic values. This has ensured an inclusive education where all pupils are treated equally and achieve high standards. Leaders monitor the quality of teaching carefully. They maintain a drive for excellence in teaching while providing effective support where necessary. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and plan interesting lessons that engage and motivate pupils. Pupils receive a broad and rich curriculum that encourages a deep understanding of the subjects and the topics they learn. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Pupils value each other’s contribution in discussions and learn to ask questions and share their views. Pupils have a good understanding of fundamental British values. Provision for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is outstanding. Plans are implemented effectively and additional adults provide strong support and guidance to make sure that these pupils make sustained progress. Pupils make outstanding progress and their attainment is high in reading, writing and mathematics. Leaders and teachers carefully check pupils’ progress. They use information well to ensure that additional support is provided in a timely fashion where pupils need it most. A priority for all staff is that of keeping children safe. From supervising pupils at play, through to discussing with pupils how to keep safe when using the internet, teachers have pupils’ safety and welfare at the centre of their work. Behaviour around the school is outstanding. Pupils are very well prepared for lessons and show highly positive attitudes to learning. Pupils fully understand the expectations set for them and respond extremely well. Attendance is in line with the national average and improving. Persistent absence, which is limited to children from a very small number of families, is reducing rapidly. Teaching and learning in the early years are good. Children make good progress from their starting points. They have opportunities to explore and become increasingly independent. However, there are times when adults intervene insufficiently to focus children’s learning and increase the levels of challenge.