Portway Primary School

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About Portway Primary School

Name Portway Primary School
Website https://portway.ncltrust.net
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Mr Scott Chudley
Address Stratford Road, Plaistow, London, E13 0JW
Phone Number 02084727142
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 536
Local Authority Newham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher is relentless in her pursuit of excellence.

Her very high expectations and carefully considered actions have ensured that all pupils learn exceptionally well. The headteacher is extremely well supported by her leadership team. Together, they are uncompromising in their determination to give pupils the best possible education and to keep them safe.

The trust board and governors provide excellent challenge and support. They know the school very well and hold leaders to account for the school's performance. Leaders have very effective systems for monitoring pupils' achievement in English and mathematics.

As y...et, they are not as well developed in other subjects. The quality of teaching and learning within the school is very strong. Staff have high expectations and an unwavering belief that pupils can and should make excellent progress.

Pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, make very strong progress. Standards of attainment are high in each key stage. Pupils are very well prepared for the next stage in their education.

Leaders have planned a wide and interesting curriculum that is particularly successful in supporting pupils' academic and personal development. Pupils both value and live up to teachers' very high expectations. Their excellent behaviour in class and around the school clearly reflects their love of learning.

Through assemblies, the wider curriculum and charitable activities, the school promotes pupils' strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. The care and welfare of pupils is at the heart of the school. Parents and carers who spoke with inspectors felt that the teachers in school were there for their children and were readily available to talk to should they need help or support.

The early years provision gives children an excellent start to their education. Children quickly settle and gain confidence. They achieve well and are extremely well prepared for key stage 1.

Information about this school

Portway Primary School is a larger than the average-sized primary school and is in the London Borough of Newham. The current headteacher was appointed in September 2015. The school converted to an academy in May 2016, joining the Leading Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust.

The academy trust is governed by a trust board. The trustees have established a local governing body for each of their schools. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is lower than the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is higher than that found in most primary schools. A small number of pupils attend off-site provision at Eleanor Smith School, Newham and Newham pupil referral unit, RIET.

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