Adamsrill Primary School

Name Adamsrill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 July 2016
Address Adamsrill Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 4AQ
Phone Number 02086998548
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 568 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Local Authority Lewisham
Percentage Free School Meals 25%
Percentage English is Not First Language 25.9%

Information about this school

Adamsrill Primary School is much larger than the average primary school. About eight in 10 pupils are from minority ethnic groups. The main groups are pupils from a Black heritage. Approximately one in three pupils speaks English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is well above the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding which is provided for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disabilities is above average. The Nursery admits children on a part-time basis. Children attend the Reception classes full-time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school’s website meets the statutory requirements for provision of information.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders have communicated clear expectations and values to the whole school community. They have taken the steps necessary to improve teaching so that it is good. Pupils are making consistently rapid progress so that outcomes for pupils have improved and are now good. Teachers provide consistently effective guidance and are quick to notice when pupils need more challenge or extra support in lessons. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs or disabilities make typically better progress than other pupils. Middle leaders have developed their roles well so that they make effective contributions to school improvement. External support from the local authority and other schools has been used effectively to help raise standards. The curriculum engages the interests of pupils and helps them understand the importance of learning. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is good. This prepares them well for their future lives. Pupils behave well. They understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Children make outstanding progress in the early years so that they are well prepared for Year 1. Safeguarding is effective. Senior leaders and governors ensure that procedures are well understood and concerns dealt with promptly. Governors have reviewed their work thoroughly so that they now provide good challenge and support to school leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some pupils, particularly the most able, still need to make up ground lost in their learning when teaching was not good. Objectives for learning are not linked closely enough to subjects in some lessons. Leaders do not use information sharply enough on occasion when evaluating the impact of their plans for improvement. Attendance rates are improving but some pupils continue to miss too much school.