Glebe Primary School

Name Glebe Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 June 2015
Address Sussex Road, Ickenham, Uxbridge, UB10 8PH
Phone Number 01895462385
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 624 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.5
Local Authority Hillingdon
Percentage Free School Meals 5.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.7%

Information about this school

Glebe Primary School is much larger than the average-sized primary school. Almost two thirds of pupils are from a White British background. The remaining one third are of Asian or Black heritage or from other mixed backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is close to the national average. About one in every 20 pupils at the school is eligible for the pupil premium. This is well below the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils, in this school, who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is average. The school has a dedicated provision for hearing impaired pupils. There are a number of breakfast and after-school clubs on site managed by the governing body. Children attend Nursery part time and Reception full time. The school has undergone a complete rebuild over the last two years and this is now nearing completion. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Strong leadership from the headteacher and other leaders and governors have enabled the school to secure good teaching and achievement for pupils. Teaching is typically good. Teachers have strong subject knowledge which they use effectively to ask questions to check pupils’ understanding. Teachers have high expectations. They plan interesting activities that help pupils develop good attitudes to learning. Children get off to an excellent start in the early years because activities are planned effectively to develop their enthusiasm for learning. They are well prepared for Year 1. Pupils are good at reading and enjoy a wide range of different books and authors. Pupils make good progress. By the end of Year 6, pupils reach above average levels in national assessments in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils who have hearing impairments make good progress from their starting points because they experience the same high quality teaching with their classmates. Pupils enjoy school. High levels of respect exist between pupils and adults. Relationships between staff and pupils are warm and supportive. Behaviour is good in lessons and around the school. Pupils work hard and cooperate very well with each other. The school’s strong provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpins the high level of mutual respect and excellent relationships that exist between all adults and pupils. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Safeguarding procedures are rigorous, ensuring children are well looked after. Pupils say they feel very safe. Parents and carers strongly agree. Governors are highly effective. They are well informed about the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement and are highly committed to improve the school further. Leaders know what to do to make the school even better. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Pupils in the middle years at the school do not achieve as well as the pupils in the early years or in Year 6 in mathematics, reading or writing. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs do not make the same rapid progress as their classmates in school.