Selborne Primary School


Name Selborne Primary School
Website http://www.selborne.ealing.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Conway Crescent, Perivale, Greenford, UB6 8JD
Phone Number 02089971947
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 654 (51.2% boys 48.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Local Authority Ealing
Percentage Free School Meals 32.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 62.1%
Persistent Absence 6.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.9%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher and governors have created a culture of high expectations to ensure that pupils and staff excel.

Their ambition and drive are shared by staff. Senior and middle leaders work effectively as a team to ensure continuous improvement and the best possible outcomes for pupils. Governors are skilled and highly effective in supporting and challenging senior leaders and holding them fully to account for the work they do.

From starting points that are often well below typical levels, pupils thrive. As a result of the excellent quality of teaching, learning and assessment, pupils' progress is very strong. Disadvantaged pupils... and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are very well supported to ensure that they succeed.

Pupils achieve extremely well in a range of subjects. In 2016, the overall outcomes for pupils by the end of Year 6 were higher than the national average in reading, writing and mathematics combined. However, comparatively few boys in key stage 1, including disadvantaged boys, attained the higher levels in reading.

Reading is a focus for the school. Pupils in the additional resource provision receive high-quality care and support to ensure that they make excellent progress. Children in the early years make excellent progress because of the high-quality support and excellent teaching they receive.

The curriculum is highly engaging and meets the needs of pupils extremely well. Pupils' experiences are enriched through a wide range of clubs and visits. Leaders ensure that the professional development of staff is robust.

Staff are extremely well supported to improve. There is a strong learning culture and staff are open to new ideas and change. Staff morale is high.

The promotion of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highly effective. Pupils are taught British values and are prepared extremely well for life in modern Britain. Pupils' behaviour and attitudes are exemplary.

They are very courteous and polite and show consideration and respect to each other. Pupils enjoy coming to school and their attendance is above average. Parents overall are very supportive of the school.

Typically, parents describe the school as 'outstanding', 'excellent' or 'brilliant'.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. This school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is about average. Children attend Nursery on a part-time basis.

Children in Reception attend on a full-time basis. There are three Nursery classes and three Reception classes. The vast majority of children transfer from Nursery to Reception.

The school runs an additional resource provision to support the development of children aged between four and 11 who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan with complex learning difficulties. The provision provides pupils with occupational and speech and language therapies. Currently there are 14 children in the provision.

A higher-than-average proportion of pupils join the school in different year groups other than at the normal times. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The school runs a breakfast club for targeted pupils and a range of after-school activities.

The school has gained the Healthy Schools London gold award for its work on keeping pupils healthy. There have been a number of changes to staffing since the previous inspection. The new headteacher was appointed in September 2015, with many new appointments to the senior and middle leadership being made since her appointment.