Excelsior College Closed


Name Excelsior College Closed
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 16 October 2018
Address Selby Centre, Selby Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8JN
Phone Number 02083651153
Type Independent
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 5 (20% boys 80% girls)
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Excelsior College was last inspected in November 2017, when it was judged to be inadequate. In March 2018, the school’s action plan was evaluated and judged to be acceptable. In May 2018, a monitoring visit was commissioned. It found many standards not met. The headteacher is also the proprietor. The school has recently established an advisory board of three members. The school is situated within The Selby Centre, a multi-use centre serving the wider community. Pupils are taught in one classroom, in flexible groupings. At the time of this inspection, no children were on roll in the early years. No pupils have an education, health and care plan.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Leaders have not ensured that all the independent school standards are met. Leaders have not ensured a good standard of education since the previous inspection. Planned improvements have had insufficient time to become established routines in the school. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is variable. As a result, pupils do not make strong progress. Leaders are not held to account for the progress pupils make. The primary curriculum does not ensure that pupils make good progress from their starting points. Activities do not provide enough challenge for pupils, particularly the most able. Consequently, pupils make inadequate progress over time. Assessment systems lack rigour in tracking the progress of pupils. Consequently, progress is uneven. Too many pupils arrive late to school. The school has the following strengths The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is threaded through all areas of the school’s work. The school has excellent relationships with parents. They are overwhelmingly supportive of the school, especially the ethos and the culture. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They are polite, courteous and respectful. They are proud of their school. They conduct themselves well in lessons. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school does not meet the requirements of the Schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements.