Riverbridge Primary School

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About Riverbridge Primary School

Name Riverbridge Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Executive Headteacher Mr Paul Grimwood
Address Park Avenue, Staines, TW18 2EF
Phone Number 01784227960
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 704
Local Authority Surrey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The leaders of the multi-academy trust (MAT) have supported the headteacher and staff to develop the school so that ambition and aspiration are at its core.

The school's motto, 'Being our best', encapsulates staff's high expectations for all pupils. Staff are proud to be part of the school. They have enthusiastically participated in the improvement of teaching and learning over the last three years.

Governors are highly committed. They increasingly hold leaders to account. Governors' skills and knowledge enable them to provide strategic oversight of the school's priorities.

Pupils benefit from the kind and encouraging culture. St...aff ensure that pupils are treated as individuals and attend carefully to their different needs. The vigilance of staff keeps pupils safe.

Safeguarding practice is secure and effective. Leaders have secured improvements in teaching. As a result, pupils' attitudes to learning are good.

Leaders have devised a curriculum that ensures breadth and stimulating learning experiences. Teaching is generally of a high standard. This is characterised by thoughtful planning.

Attainment is rising. Pupils' progress in reading and mathematics by the end of key stage 2 is above the national average. Leaders are working hard to ensure that pupils' progress in writing is as strong.

There is some variability in the quality of teaching, both in planning and delivery. Although most pupils make marked progress by the end of a key stage, this inconsistency means that, for some pupils, learning is not as secure. The progress of disadvantaged pupils is strong.

Equally, pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress because of the support they receive. Pupils conduct themselves well around the school. They are polite, courteous and thoughtful.

They attend school regularly. The early years provision is of high quality. Children delight in their learning and make strong progress.

Parents are very appreciative of the school's work. They praise the improvements that have been made since the school became an academy.

Information about this school

Riverbridge Primary is a larger-than-average-sized primary school.

The school is housed on two sites which are within walking distance of each other. Riverbridge Primary joined the Lumen Learning Trust, a multi-academy trust (MAT), in September 2016. The school has a local governing body alongside a board of trustees.

The trust's executive principal and her deputy provide support to the school. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above the national average and so is the proportion who speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below the national average. The school has a Nursery which has provision for two-year-olds. Children attend part time, either for the first half of the week or the second.

Some have access to 30 hours of Nursery provision. Over half of the Nursery children are admitted into the school. There is an on-site breakfast club which is run by school staff.

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