Dundonald Primary School


Name Dundonald Primary School
Website http://www.dundonald.merton.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 09 March 2009
Address Dundonald Road, London, SW19 3QH
Phone Number 02087151188
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 379 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Local Authority Merton
Percentage Free School Meals 5.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.9%
Persisitent Absence 5.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Description of the school

Dundonald Primary School is similar in size to other primary schools. It is extremely popular and is oversubscribed. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is much lower than is usual. The school is ethnically diverse. Most pupils are of White heritage but many are of Asian background. The proportion of pupils learning English as an additional language is well above that found in most other schools, although few are at an early stage of learning English. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is lower than in other schools. Most of these are either moderate learning difficulties or behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. The proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs is similar to most other schools. The privately run Happy Faces Play Scheme meets in a building which is set on one side of the school playground. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate