Ilderton Primary School


Name Ilderton Primary School
Website http://www.mayflowerfederation.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 17 June 2015
Address Varcoe Road, London, SE16 3LA
Phone Number 02072373980
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 419 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Percentage Free School Meals 29.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 38.4%

Information about this school

Ilderton is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The largest group are from a Black African heritage. Of these, two fifths speak English as an additional language. This is well above the national average. A small minority are at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is well above the national average. A significant number of these pupils have speech, language and communication difficulties. Almost one in two pupils is eligible for support through pupil premium funding. This is well above the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding given to schools for disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for free school meals or children who are looked after by the local authority. A larger-than-average proportion of pupils join or leave the school other than at the usual times. The school has full- and part-time nursery provision within the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision. The executive headteacher of the Mayflower Federation is a national leader of education (NLE). Subject and other leaders work across across the two schools in the Mayflower Federation. Staff from the Mayflower Federation are currently supporting another primary school within the local authority. The school runs a daily breakfast club and an Early Bird club which is run by the governing body. An independent contractor provides an after-school club, which is inspected separately.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Select The executive headteacher and head of school have created a culture of inclusion, commitment and success for all. The school is expert in removing any barriers to pupils’ achievement and personal development. High expectations impact enormously on parents’ and pupils’ aspirations for the future. All appreciate the importance of education and working as hard as possible to secure success now and for the future and are extremely proud of the school. Collaboration at every level is at the heart of the federation’s work. Leaders and staff work together, in school and across schools, to secure excellence. Professional development and training are shared to secure outstanding teaching and pupil achievement. The curriculum enriches pupils’ learning. It provides memorable and enjoyable experiences. Pupils learn at a fast rate. They develop into mature and responsible individuals who have enormous respect and tolerance for each other and for those who may be different in any way, including those with different faiths and beliefs. The curriculum promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development remarkably well. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. All pupils achieve exceptionally well in reading, writing and mathematics. Disadvantaged pupils make outstanding progress, often outperforming all pupils in the school and all pupils nationally. Likewise, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs and the most able pupils make at least the same progress as all other pupils and often better. This is because teachers systematically build on what pupils already know and can do, and leaders methodically and regularly check pupil progress, implementing successful strategies to boost progress to make all pupils achieve their full potential. By the time pupils leave in Year 6, they are fully prepared for their next stage, educationally and personally. Their attainment in English and mathematics is significantly above average. Nonetheless, some pupils do not always present their handwriting well enough. The school is aware of this. Pupils feel safe and are kept safe. Pupils’ welfare is paramount. Governors have been instrumental in making sure that the school improves at a fast pace. They are exceptionally supportive and challenge leaders rigorously. The early years provision is outstanding. Children make rapid progress in all areas of learning. Activities capture their interest and imagination. This develops a love of learning.