Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School


Name Immanuel and St Andrew Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.immanuelschoollambeth.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 June 2015
Address Northanger Road, Streatham, London, SW16 5SL
Phone Number 02086795005
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 438 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Percentage Free School Meals 6.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 51.1%

Information about this school

The school is a larger than the average size primary school. It is situated in a multicultural area of south London and is part of the Diocese of Southwark. The school has grown rapidly in size since its last inspection and now has a two-form entry in all year groups except for the current Year 6. Pupils come from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The biggest groups are White British, Other White, Black Caribbean and Black African. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs is just above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for pupils eligible for free school meals and looked after children, is in line with the national average. Children within the early years provision attend for either part-time or full-time placements in the nursery. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum levels expected for pupils’ attainment and progress. The quality of the school’s religious curriculum was last inspected under Section 48 in January 2015. Pupils rarely attend off-site alternative education provision. When appropriate to do so they attend the Kennington Park Academy Parallel Learning Trust. Daily breakfast and after-school clubs are provided by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The headteacher, leaders and governors share a common vision for the school that underpins everything they do. This has led to a culture of continual improvement. The headteacher and deputy headteacher have extremely high expectations of all staff and pupils. They have not allowed anything to distract them from improving the quality of teaching and learning within the school. They offer high levels of personal support and encouragement to allow others to excel. Governors hold school leaders strongly to account for achieving the aspirational targets that have been set. They visit the school regularly and make detailed checks on the progress all pupils are making. They review and evaluate the work of leaders regularly to ensure that the school is always improving. The early years provision is outstanding. Children benefit from high-quality teaching. They enjoy and learn from carefully planned activities delivered within a creative learning environment. They are prepared well for Year 1. Teaching is outstanding overall. Teachers use detailed assessment information to plan learning activities that challenge all pupils to make at least good progress from their starting points. They give high-quality advice and feedback to help pupils understand how to improve further. Pupils say they enjoy learning because it is fun. Pupils make outstanding progress. Test results for reading, writing and mathematics in Key Stage 1 and 2 have improved year on year and are above the national average. Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils demonstrate exemplary attitudes towards their learning. Their attendance is well above average. Safety is outstanding. The systems for safeguarding are robust and checked regularly by governors. Staff know what to do if they have any concerns and receive regular training in how to support more vulnerable pupils. Disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs are supported with effective interventions. Any gaps between their achievement and that of their peers are closed quickly.