Upland Primary School

Upland Primary School


Name Upland Primary School
Website http://www.upland.bexley.sch.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Church Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 4DG
Phone Number 02083032175
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 513 (49.9% boys 50.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Academy Sponsor Unity Academy Trust
Local Authority Bexley
Percentage Free School Meals 7.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.3%
Persistent Absence 5.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.6%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The highly successful leadership of the headteacher, senior leaders and subject leaders has brought about impressive improvements since the previous inspection. The staff work extremely well as a team, striving to raise achievement for pupils, improve teaching and promote high standards of behaviour. Governance is much improved.

Governors have a very clear understanding of the school's performance and provide an effective blend of challenge and support. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning. Their behaviour is mostly outstanding in the classroom and around the school.

The school successfully promotes pupils' personal q...ualities and values such as determination, doing your best, friendship, respect for others, tolerance and teamwork. There are very effective procedures to ensure that pupils are safe. Pupils feel safe and well looked after by staff.

Pupils thoroughly enjoy school and their attendance is well above the national average. Teaching is much improved since the previous inspection. Teachers convey high expectations of what pupils can achieve and pupils rise to the challenge of the work set.

Pupils know how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve because of teachers' clear feedback and marking. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs receive effective guidance and support. Children in Nursery and Reception have a strong start to their school life and achieve well.

Pupils continue to make good progress through Key Stages 1 and 2. Effective action has been taken to improve pupils' writing and to close the gap between boys' and girls' attainment in Key Stage 2. Pupils' attainment by the end of Year 6 is securely above average in reading, writing and mathematics.

It is not yet an outstanding school because: In a few classes, work is not set at the right level of difficulty for different groups of pupils and this hinders their progress.

Information about this school

Upland is much larger than the average-sized primary school. About three quarters of the pupils are White British.

Other pupils have a wide range of ethnic heritages including Other White, Indian and African. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs on the school roll is about 11%. This is lower than that found in most schools.

The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is below average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The headteacher took up her post in September 2012 and the deputy headteacher in September 2013.