|Name||St Paul’s CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||22 February 2012|
|Address||Ringwood Way, Winchmore Hill, London, N21 2RA|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||417 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.2%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||7.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about the school
St Paul’s Church of England Primary School is a larger than average-sized school. A majority of the pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. There is a breakfast club and an after-school club managed by the governing body. The school has received a number of awards including Healthy Schools status. The school meets the current floor standard.
This is an outstanding school which provides a strong, caring ethos in which pupils of all abilities thrive. The dynamic and inspirational leadership of the headteacher and her deputy ensures that all pupils experience a diverse and rich curriculum which contributes extremely well to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Achievement is outstanding. Children leave the Early Years Foundation Stage with skills well above those typical for their age. By the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment is significantly above that expected for their age. Progress for all groups, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, is consistent across the school so that all pupils make outstanding progress. Teaching is typically outstanding and never less than good. Teachers set high expectations, provide a wide range of challenging activities, and promote independence in thinking. As a result, pupils are fully engaged with their learning. The school is a harmonious and cohesive community, and consequently pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Excellent relationships at all levels help to ensure that pupils thrive in a safe and secure environment. Leaders have focused on raising the quality of teaching with remarkable success. This has been supported by very effective professional development of staff and a rigorous programme of quality assurance. An overwhelming majority of parents and carers are extremely happy with the school. The curriculum provides rich and diverse opportunities for learning. A minor weakness is, however, that occasionally insufficient attention is given to planning for progression in core skills across the curriculum, particularly in subjects other than English and mathematics. This does not have a measurably negative impact on pupils’ achievement.