Bobov Primary Boys School

Name Bobov Primary Boys School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 15 May 2018
Address 87-90 Egerton Road, London, N16 6UE
Phone Number 02088091025
Type Independent
Age Range 2-13
Religious Character None
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Hackney
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Talmud Torah Bobov Primary School provides education for boys from the age of two to 13. The school was founded in 1979 and serves the Orthodox Jewish community in the Stamford Hill area of London. The school operates across two sites. The main site at 90 Egerton Road caters for pupils in the Reception class up to Year 8. The premises for Nursery children are located at 87 Egerton Road, which is opposite the main site. The Nursery provision is also known as ‘Egerton Community Nursery’. The school does not make use of any alternative or off-site provision for its pupils. A new headteacher joined the school in January 2017. The school’s previous standard inspection took place in June 2015, where its overall effectiveness was judged to be inadequate. The school’s registration authority commissioned Ofsted to carry out a progress monitoring inspection which took place over two days in October 2016 and January 2017. The progress monitoring inspection found that the school did not meet all of the independent school standards that were checked.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school The leadership team has not made sure that the independent school standards are met. Pupils do not benefit from a well-rounded education. They have too few opportunities to acquire knowledge in science, humanities, technology and creative arts. Pupils’ outcomes in these subjects are inadequate. Apart from in religious studies, the quality of teaching and learning is weak. Teachers do not check pupils’ understanding of what they are learning. Pupils receive work that does not match their abilities. Poor teaching and the limited curriculum mean that pupils have significant gaps in their English and mathematics skills. Standards are low. Year 8 pupils follow a curriculum based solely on religious studies. Leaders have not ensured that these pupils have lessons in English or access to careers guidance. The early years provision does not meet statutory requirements. Leaders have not made sure that children receive the teaching they need to be well prepared for Year 1. Leaders have not promoted pupils’ respect for all groups of people with protected characteristics. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are variable. Pupils’ workbooks are covered in scribble and are of a poor quality. This contributes to a culture of low expectations. The school has the following strengths The new headteacher is committed to raising standards in the secular subjects. Leaders’ work is beginning to secure improvements in the English and mathematics curriculum. Leaders ensure that pupils are well cared for and enjoy school. Parents and carers agree that leaders give pupils’ welfare the highest priority. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders’ checks on the suitability of the premises are thorough. They take effective action to address any issues that arise. Pupils are polite and confident individuals. They typically conduct themselves sensibly and are considerate of each other and adults. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.