St Alban’s Church of England Primary School

St Alban’s Church of England Primary School

Name St Alban’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London, EC1N 7SD
Phone Number 02072428585
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 167 (52.1% boys 47.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Local Authority Camden
Percentage Free School Meals 43.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31.7%
Persistent Absence 17.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.4%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The interim headteacher and the deputy headteacher are instrumental in driving improvements across the school. Teaching is typically good.

Occasionally, teaching does not meet some pupils' needs. The school's current information on pupils' progress shows a picture of improving outcomes in most year groups. The promotion of pupils' personal development is good.

Pupils behave well. Leaders promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. The provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is strong.

Governors know the school well. They offer the school much expertise and ...knowledge. However, they have not evaluated the impact on pupils' outcomes of additional funding quickly enough.

The early years provision gives children a very good start to their education. Staff plan and deliver activities which engage children's interests. Pupils benefit from a broad and balanced curriculum but leaders know it requires further refinement.

Arrangements to safeguard pupils' welfare are effective. Pupils are aware of how to keep themselves safe, including when online. Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning.

This helps to ensure that they make good progress in their learning by the end of key stage 2. The school has put in place a full range of actions to improve pupils' attendance. However, attendance is low and persistent absence is above the national average, particularly for pupils with SEND.

Information about this school

St Alban's Church of England Primary School was judged as outstanding in January 2014. At the time of this inspection, the headteacher was on maternity leave. An interim headteacher is in post during this time.

This is a one-form entry primary school. The early years consists of a Nursery class and a Reception class. The majority of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds.

A large proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is high and in the top 20% nationally. The proportion of pupils with SEND is high.