Welbourne Primary School

Name Welbourne Primary School
Website http://www.welbourne.haringey.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2013
Address Stainby Road, Tottenham, London, N15 4EA
Phone Number 02088080427
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 603 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Local Authority Haringey
Percentage Free School Meals 31.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 71%
Persisitent Absence 13.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is a larger-than-average primary school. The school is in the process of expanding to three forms of entry and new classrooms are being built. A high proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, the extra funding provided by the government to support children in care, those who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children from service families. There are no pupils from service families in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported through school action is above the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above the national average. The number of pupils who are from minority ethnic backgrounds or speak English as an additional language is higher than the national average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The current headteacher has joined the school since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The leadership of the headteacher is highly effective and she is relentless in her drive for continued improvement. As a result, there have been gains in the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. The progress pupils make from their well below starting points is higher than that seen nationally because of good teaching and strong adult support, especially in the Nursery and Reception classes. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary. They are very proud of their school and are highly respectful and courteous towards each other and staff. Pupils say they feel safe in the school and are very happy. Attendance is above the national average. Teaching has been improved systematically over the last three years and is now good with some that is outstanding. Senior leaders provide regular training and opportunities for teachers to work together. Parents and carers are highly positive about the school and praise the work of the teachers in helping their children learn. Many said they feel very welcome in the school. The governing body provides good support and the necessary challenge to make sure the school continues to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although teaching is good, it is not yet outstanding because teachers do not always give more able pupils work that will challenge them earlier in the lesson. Standards of attainment, particularly for the more able pupils, are not as high as they could be by the time pupils leave the school in Year 6. Subject leaders are new to their roles and lack experience in supporting teachers to give written feedback to pupils that is consistently effective so that pupils are clear about what they need to do to improve their work.