Pinkwell Primary School

Name Pinkwell Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 05 March 2019
Address Pinkwell Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1PG
Phone Number 02085732199
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 753 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.8
Academy Sponsor The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust
Local Authority Hillingdon
Percentage Free School Meals 21.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 72.6%
Persisitent Absence 15.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 19%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Pinkwell Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. It converted to an academy in April 2014, and is sponsored by The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust. The trust has oversight of 28 primary schools in England. Pinkwell Primary is managed by a local governing body, on behalf of the academy trust. There are two Nursery and three Reception classes in the early years provision. School leaders run a specialist resource provision (SRP) at the school, on behalf of the local authority. The provision has 12 places for pupils with SEND in speech and language. Pupils come to the school from a wide range of heritages, and most speak English as an additional language. About a quarter are at the early stages of learning to speak English. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is also well above average. There has been a considerable turnover of staff over the last few years. The principal joined the school in January 2019. Many leaders, including governors, are new and have been in post for less than a year. The school receives support from the multi-academy trust and from London-wide trust schools. ,

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Teaching, learning and assessment require improvement because teachers do not expect enough from pupils, especially the most able. Not all teaching in mathematics supports pupils to move on in their learning. Pupils’ outcomes require improvement because : they do not make enough progress across subjects and year groups. Teachers do not ensure that pupils reach high standards in their handwriting, spelling or use of grammar. Attendance remains below average due to some families taking extended holidays during term time. Leadership and management require improvement. Leadership is not strong enough in mathematics. Leaders and governors do not make sure that teaching, learning and assessment, and pupils’ outcomes, are good. Leaders, managers and governors are starting to have an impact on the curriculum. The curriculum is currently weakest in mathematics, science and topic work. Provision for children in early years requires improvement because teaching is inconsistent. Not all members of staff are successful in providing activities that extend learning. Children’s speaking is not well developed, especially in Nursery. The school has the following strengths The new principal and other senior leaders motivate staff to want to improve. There is a clear, ambitious and shared vision for the future of the school. Self-evaluation is thorough and accurate. There is strong provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in the school and in the specialist resource provision (SRP). Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils are keen to learn, and are polite and friendly. Pupils are kept safe and feel safe at school. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong, and pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is supported well. social and