Stroud Green Primary School

Name Stroud Green Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 February 2013
Address Woodstock Road, London, N4 3EX
Phone Number 02072724539
Type Primary
Age Range 1-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 331 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 29.0
Local Authority Haringey
Percentage Free School Meals 39.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 38.4%
Persisitent Absence 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average primary school. The majority of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and the proportion who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average. The proportion of those supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for looked after children and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is well above average. Provision for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage is in the Nursery and Reception classes. The breakfast club on site is managed by the governing body. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school uses its own facilities to teach pupils and does not make use of any alternative provision.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and achieve well because they are taught well in all classes. By the end of Year 6, they reach standards which are above average in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. In the majority of lessons, teachers show that they expect pupils to do their best and to behave well. Pupils from different groups, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, make good progress. This is because their needs are understood and they receive good support. Provision in the Nursery and Reception classes is good. From starting points that are below those typical for their age, children make good progress. Pupils receive good advice on how to improve their work. Teachers’ spoken feedback and written comments are acted upon by pupils and this secures their good progress. The marking of written work is particularly high quality. Behaviour is good, in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel safe, have positive attitudes towards school and genuinely enjoy learning. The school is led and managed well. The headteacher has successfully improved the quality of teaching and attendance to above average. This has led to improved results. Governors know the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They provide good support and also ask demanding questions to make sure it keeps on improving. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough pupils make the rapid progress in English and mathematics necessary for achievement to be outstanding. Teachers do not always give pupils opportunities to find things out for themselves and use their initiative. This occasionally limits progress because pupils are too dependent on teachers’ instructions.