Marion Richardson Primary School


Name Marion Richardson Primary School
Website http://www.marionrichardson.towerhamlets.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 September 2017
Address Senrab Street, London, E1 0QF
Phone Number 02077901441
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 450 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Percentage Free School Meals 34.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 95.3%

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is a larger than average primary school, with the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language being well above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for free school meals is well above average. The proportion identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. The school is part of local partnership between a collaboration of primary schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders provide exceptional leadership in ensuring a culture of learning in the school that engages families and the community. Pupils are well prepared for life and their next stage of education. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They respond very well to the high expectations set for them and show respect and care for each other. Leaders carefully track the progress made by pupils and use this information very well to intervene where pupils are at risk of falling behind, so that they make good progress. Leaders and governors work well together effectively to make sure that additional funding is spent wisely so that disadvantaged pupils make good progress. Children in the early years make very good progress from low starting points because they are very well taught. Children settle quickly and are keen to learn. The early years is well led. Governors work very well with leaders to strengthen links with the community and provide a comprehensive programme of parental engagement. They fulfil their statutory duties well. All staff and leaders work diligently to make sure that pupils are safe and that they understand how to keep themselves safe and healthy. Where there are concerns about pupils’ safety and well-being, leaders pick these up and act on them swiftly. Teaching and learning is good overall. Teachers plan interesting activities that provide good progression in learning new ideas over time. They do not always adapt these plans well to meet the different learning needs of pupils in their class on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, some pupils are not always challenged well in lessons and this affects the progress they make. Leaders have a very accurate view of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. Actions taken to improve reading through key stage 2 have been very successful, and those taken to reduce persistent absence have been highly effective. The curriculum embeds the school’s values of inclusion and respect for diversity. It is broad and ensures that pupils have an enriching experience that develops their interests and allows them to achieve well.