The James Oglethorpe Primary School

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The James Oglethorpe Primary School

Name The James Oglethorpe Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Ashvale Gardens, Upminster, RM14 3NB
Phone Number 01708225202
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 364 (54.9% boys 45.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 9.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9%
Persisitent Absence 16.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (25 June 2014)
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Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is lower than that found nationally. This is additional government funding provided to give extra support to those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after by the local authority. Almost all pupils are of White British backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. In the Early Years Foundation Stage there are two Reception classes.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ progress is good and the proportions in the school making more than expected progress are higher than those found nationally. Good teaching ensures that pupils are taught the necessary key skills to help them to become successful learners. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is good and there are excellent relationships in all areas. Pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to school because of the wide range of interesting learning activities. Governors are effective in asking senior leaders searching questions about pupils’ achievements and the quality of teaching. Leaders have established a system of regular checks to make sure teachers receive suitable training and development. This has resulted in pupils making good progress. Pupils are proud of their work and talk confidently about what they have achieved. Displays in classrooms and around the school are a recognition of pupils’ good quality work. Parents provide good support for the school. They participate in a range of school activities and make sure children come to school suitably equipped and ready to learn. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet leading to outstanding progress. There are insufficient opportunities for pupils to extend their thinking skills in order to fully develop their knowledge and understanding. Some pupils do not respond in detail to teachers’ constructive comments in their books. This restricts the opportunities for each pupil to fully extend their learning.