St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School

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About St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School

Name St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Honor Beck
Address Slough Lane, Kingsbury, London, NW9 8YD
Phone Number 02082046148
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 453
Local Authority Brent
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides exceptional leadership, modelling exemplary practice for her team. This creates a school environment where all staff feel empowered to do their very best.

Leaders and governors have been resolute in their actions to improve the school from good to outstanding. They identify any emerging weaknesses and address them promptly. High-quality leadership and teaching create a stimulating learning environment and ensure that children have the best possible start to school life.

Children get off to a flying start in the early years and make strong progress. This is because they experience outstanding learning and c...are through a wide range of exciting activities. Children leave Reception very well prepared for Year 1.

Teaching is highly effective. Teachers' questioning encourages pupils to deepen their thinking, and this contributes to pupils' strong learning over time. The precise tracking of pupils' progress across the curriculum enables leaders and teachers to have a detailed understanding of how well pupils are doing and they ensure appropriate support so that pupils improve.

Leaders are diligent in carrying out their safeguarding duties. As a result, pupils' welfare needs are met very well. Parents and carers are extremely supportive and strongly appreciative of the school.

Leaders ensure that there are many opportunities for pupils to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) understanding. This helps to sustain a nurturing environment in which pupils thrive and are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.

They have extremely positive attitudes and rise to leaders' expectations that they will make every effort to succeed. Pupils say that bullying is rare. Leaders are further developing curriculum plans for foundation subjects so that pupils build on their prior learning even more.

Information about this school

The school is a larger than average voluntary aided primary school of Catholic denomination. The school is in the lowest 20% of schools for deprivation. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is slightly above average.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is above average. The school runs a breakfast club and a number of after-school clubs.

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