|Name||Bigland Green Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||26 September 2017|
|Address||Bigland Street, Wapping, London, E1 2ND|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||480 (46% boys 54% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.1|
|Local Authority||Tower Hamlets|
|Percentage Free School Meals||41.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||90.2%|
Information about this school
Bigland Green is larger than an average-sized primary school. Most pupils come to the school from Asian or Asian British heritage. Almost all pupils speak English as an additional language, with about half being at the early stages when they join the school. The home language of most of these pupils is Bengali. There is a Nursery and two Reception Year classes in the early years provision. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above average and the proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is broadly average. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Leaders and governors have ensured that the school has improved rapidly since the previous inspection. Over the past two years, teaching and pupils’ outcomes have gone from requiring improvement to being outstanding. Leadership and management at all levels are highly effective. Leaders have a shared understanding of what helps the pupils to learn rapidly. Very rigorous monitoring of teaching and learning ensures that all pupils can learn quickly across the curriculum. Teaching, learning and assessment are highly effective. Pupils’ work is monitored closely. Teachers ask probing questions and provide pupils with interesting work. Pupils are keen to learn. Members of staff assess pupils’ learning thoroughly so that pupils at risk of falling behind are identified and supported promptly. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are excellent. The very strong and respectful relationships between the pupils and members of staff underpin pupils’ confidence and pride in doing well. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Their attendance is excellent; they are keen to come to school and work hard. They enjoy editing their own work and helping each other to improve. Pupils feel safe at school and know how to stay safe. Their positive behaviour enables them to value differences in opinions and lifestyles. Pupils’ outcomes have been rising and are above average at the end of Year 6. Pupils make exceptionally good progress from their starting points. Children make excellent progress during their time in the early years provision. Members of staff are highly skilled in promoting speaking and listening. Children develop good social skills very quickly.