Concordia Academy

Name Concordia Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 June 2019
Address Union Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0HG
Phone Number 01708932710
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Academy Sponsor Reach2 Academy Trust
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 21.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Concordia Academy is a primary academy free school and part of the Reach2 Academy Trust. It opened in September 2016 in temporary accommodation approximately three kilometres from the current permanent site. The school moved to the permanent site in September 2018. The school currently runs three classes, one each in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. In September, it will open a second reception class and a Year 3 class. There is a bagel-bar breakfast club and an after-school club run by school staff and volunteers. The proportion of pupils entitled to the pupil premium is above that found nationally. The proportion of pupils with SEND is broadly average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language (EAL), is in the top 20% nationally.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders, staff, governors and trustees are successfully realising their common purpose for all pupils to make strong progress as the school continues to grow. The headteacher’s ambition for all pupils to achieve, regardless of their starting points, has resulted in consistently strong teaching and positive outcomes for pupils. Leaders are accurate in their evaluation of the school’s effectiveness. They are clear about their priorities for improvement. During a period of significant turbulence and change, governors and trustees have successfully enabled leaders to focus on the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress. Governors recognise that leadership capacity needs to expand as the school continues to grow. The quality of teaching is of a consistently high quality, particularly in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils of all abilities make strong progress as a result. The proportion of pupils working at greater depth in reading, writing and mathematics, including pupils who are disadvantaged, increases as they progress through the school. The curriculum is varied and interesting. It gives pupils the opportunity to gain knowledge across a range of subjects. This engages and motivates them to learn. However, pupils do not acquire skills specific to each subject in a steady, systematic way. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is effective. Pupils have numerous opportunities to enjoy visits to places of social and cultural interest and to welcome visitors to their school. Through their work to develop the school council, pupils deepen their understanding of democracy. Provision for early years is strong. Children learn to read right from the start. They speak confidently and work well independently, engaging in and enjoying all the activities on offer. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders have successfully established a strong culture for keeping children safe. Parents and carers, staff and pupils are overwhelmingly positive about the school’s work; 100% of parents would recommend this school to another parent.