Warren Junior School

Name Warren Junior School
Website http://www.warrenjunior.schooljotter2.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Gordon Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, RM6 6DA
Phone Number 02082704680
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 529 (52.2% boys 47.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Local Authority Barking and Dagenham
Percentage Free School Meals 19.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 60.7%
Persistent Absence 6.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 November 2012)
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Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school and is expanding further in September 2013. The school is led by an executive headteacher, who is also the executive headteacher of the feeder infant school. These two schools form part of a federation and share one governing body. The executive headteacher is a National Leader of Education. He, and other school staff, provide support to a number of other schools locally. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic heritages is well above the national average, as is the proportion of those who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported through pupil premium funding, which provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is high compared with the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported by school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is similar to most schools. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make excellent progress and achieve very well in all of their subjects. They also make exceptionally good progress in the development of their speaking, reading and writing skills. Dynamic and strong leadership over many years has made the school highly effective. Inspired by the executive headteacher, all school leaders, staff and governors have high expectations and are ambitious for the success of every pupil. Collectively, the whole staff team strives for continuous improvement. The school has a very thorough understanding of its strengths and weaknesses. Teaching and learning are monitored exceptionally well and any shortcomings are swiftly remedied. This demonstrates the school’s excellent capacity to improve further. Teachers’ thorough planning and high expectations ensure pupils work hard and produce their best work. Teachers’ outstanding use of imaginative activities and approaches in lessons captures the enthusiasm and interest of all pupils. The range of work and subjects covered ensures pupils are well prepared for the future. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and pupils say that they feel extremely safe in school. Pupils display overwhelmingly positive attitudes to their learning. They work together well and support each other without question. This approach makes a strong contribution to their excellent progress. The school’s very caring atmosphere underpins all aspects of school life and effectively promotes pupils’ excellent spiritual, moral social and cultural education. As a result of these considerable strengths, the school’s stated aim to realise the potential of every child is a reality.