Edison Primary School


Name Edison Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 July 2019
Address Vicarage Farm Road, Hounslow, TW5 0AQ
Phone Number 02088733337
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 96 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.9
Percentage Free School Meals 24.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 61.5%

Information about this school

Edison Primary School opened in September 2016 as a free school academy. It is the single school in a stand-alone academy trust, Edison Trust Limited. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school but is growing. At present it caters for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. There is a breakfast club and an after-school club, which are managed by the school. Half of the pupils are from Asian or Asian British-Indian backgrounds. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have education, health and care plans is lower than the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, who is well supported by the deputy headteacher, provides ambitious and resolute leadership. Leaders have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement. Trustees and governors are committed to and knowledgeable about the school and its community. They use their range of skills and expertise to support and challenge leaders effectively. Teaching of phonics is strong. This means that pupils can read independently at an early stage and develop a ‘love of reading’. Teaching across the school is good overall. However, there are times when some teachers do not plan tasks that fully meet the needs of all groups of pupils. The curriculum is broad and balanced. Science is an integral part of the curriculum offer. Pupils develop knowledge, understanding and skills across a wide range of subjects. Leaders have ensured that they have developed the middle leadership team. However, some are new to their role and further development is needed. The quality of education and teaching in early years is good. As a result, children achieve well. Provision in classrooms is high quality across all areas of learning. However, learning in the outside area does not offer children the same high quality. The promotion of pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare is good. Pupils are polite, well behaved and demonstrate an understanding of respect and tolerance for one another. Leaders have worked hard to improve attendance and reduce persistent absence. Consequently, pupils’ attendance is above the national average and persistent absenteeism is below. Trustees and leaders have ensured that additional funding is used effectively. As a result, pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils make good progress from their starting points. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils are safe and well cared for. Pupils say that they feel safe, enjoy school and enjoy learning.