Winterbourne Boys’ Academy

Name Winterbourne Boys’ Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Winterbourne Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7QT
Phone Number 02086897685
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 250 (100% boys)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 30.2
Academy Sponsor The Platanos Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 31.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 64.7%
Persisitent Absence 11.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 37.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (28 February 2017)
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Information about this school

The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information on its website about the pupil premium strategy and governors’ details. The school does not comply with the Department for Education’s guidance on what academies should publish about exclusion arrangements, current memorandum of association, the trust’s articles of association and the trust’s funding agreement. The school became a sponsor academy with The Platanos Trust in April 2014, which is a multi-academy trust. This is an average-sized primary school for boys. The proportion of pupils who are from disadvantaged backgrounds is well above average. The vast majority of pupils are from different minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and are receiving support is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have education, health and care plans is below average. The percentage of pupils who enter and leave the school during the academic year is well above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards for 2016. These set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2. The headteacher was appointed in April 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher is well supported by her leadership team to ensure that all pupils receive a good quality education. Pupils make good progress to reach standards that are expected for their age at the end of key stage 2. The quality of teaching and learning is good. Leaders consistently check the quality of teaching and learning. Reading has been given a high profile in the school. Pupils demonstrate great enjoyment of reading. Governors are ambitious for the school. They are knowledgeable, and offer leaders effective support and challenge. Pupils are respectful, polite and courteous. They are confident and motivated learners. Leaders’ work to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a clear strength and is very well embedded in the curriculum. Pupils have a good understanding of their role as British citizens. The pupil premium funding is used astutely to ensure that disadvantaged pupils make good gains in their learning. Pupils’ progress in subjects such as history and geography is not as strong as their progress in English, mathematics and science. Pupils’ progress in writing is good. However, pupils do not use their writing skills consistently well in other subjects. Attendance is close to the national average and has improved since last year. However, the attendance of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and pupils eligible for free school meals is below the national average. pupils who receive leaders work to promote pupils k