Ronald Ross Primary School

Name Ronald Ross Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 14 March 2013
Address 145 Beaumont Road, London, SW19 6RY
Phone Number 02087885233
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 239 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Local Authority Wandsworth
Percentage Free School Meals 22.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 70.7%
Persisitent Absence 9.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium, additional government funding, is above average. No pupils are looked after by the local authority and there are no pupils from service families. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils that do not speak English as a first language is high. Pupils are from a range of ethnic groups, including those of Pakistani, White British, African and mixed heritages. In 2012, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The headteacher, deputy headteacher and Early Years Foundation Stage coordinator provide support for other schools in the local authority.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. They start school needing a lot of support but make extremely good progress to reach above-average standards at the end of Year 6. Children get very effective help with their learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are given things to do that interest and excite them. Learning is fun and stimulating. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers and other adults have high expectations of pupils, set challenging work and make learning fun. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make excellent progress. Teachers know their pupils very well and strive successfully to meet their needs. Pupils entitled to the pupil premium make the same excellent progress as other pupils. The headteacher’s drive and leadership are outstanding. Senior leaders support the headteacher very effectively and together they have created a very strong staff team committed to high standards of learning. The governing body plays an important and successful role in supporting and challenging the school to help drive improvements. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. They are polite, treat others with respect and enjoy their lessons a great deal. This is because teachers and assistants know their pupils very well and manage behaviour most effectively.