Collis Primary School

Name Collis Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 10 December 2014
Address Fairfax Road, Teddington, TW11 9BS
Phone Number 02089771458
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 795 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority Richmond upon Thames
Percentage Free School Meals 5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.8%
Persisitent Absence 5.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. There are three classes in each year group except for Reception and Year 4, which each have four classes. The local authority is considering expanding the school towards having four classes in every year group. More than three quarters of pupils are White British. The other pupils come from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. Less than one tenth of pupils speak English as an additional language. This is below average. One in 25 pupils are supported by the pupil premium (additional funding which in this school supports pupils known to be eligible for free school meals). This is well below average. Almost one tenth of pupils are identified as disabled or with special educational needs. This is below average. Early years provision is part time in the Nursery and part time in the autumn term for Reception classes. In the spring and summer terms Reception children attend school full time. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2. The school runs a before-school club and an after-school club. The previous headteacher retired at the end of the summer term 2014. The deputy headteacher is acting headteacher and there is also an acting deputy headteacher and an acting assistant headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Leaders, managers and governors have ensured that the school continues to give an outstanding education to its many pupils. They have made more teaching outstanding and speeded up pupils’ progress even more. The acting headteacher has been successful in driving forward improvement this term with a new senior leadership team. Pupils make outstanding progress from their different starting points. Attainment is exceptionally high by the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is never less than good and often outstanding. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and inspire pupils in their learning. There is a high level of consistency in the quality and quantity of work pupils produce in different year groups. Children in the early years achieve extremely well because of the wide range of high-quality learning experiences they enjoy. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding in class and around the school. They have excellent attitudes to learning and a real thirst for knowledge. The school keeps pupils extremely safe and makes sure that they have a very clear understanding of how to stay safe. The governing body is highly effective in holding leaders to account for the school’s performance. Leaders and governors have identified that the role of middle leaders will need to develop further as the school considers becoming four forms of entry.