Odessa Infant School

Name Odessa Infant School
Website http://www.odessa.newham.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 May 2016
Address Wellington Road, London, E7 9BY
Phone Number 02085347967
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Newham
Percentage Free School Meals 17.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a larger than the average-sized infant school. Children in the early years are taught in two part-time Nursery classes and three full-time Reception classes. Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic groups with the largest group being from a Black or Black African background. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is average compared to similar schools nationally. The proportion of pupils supported with additional government funding, known as the pupil premium, is above average. This funding is provided for those known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The early years provision is supported by a national leader of education, the headteacher of Sheringham Nursery School, judged outstanding at its last inspection. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, deputy headteacher and governors have successfully improved the quality of teaching since the previous inspection so that it is now good. As a result, pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils’ attainment at the end of Year 2 is significantly above national averages in reading, writing and mathematics. Governors have refined their skills and offer effective support and challenge to senior leaders to bring about improvements. As a result of regular visits to the school, they have a secure knowledge of its strengths and areas for improvement. Pupils are kind and considerate and behave well around school. They have positive attitudes to their learning, which contribute to the good progress they make. Children in the early years get off to a good start because teaching and learning are good. Children make good progress and they are well prepared to start Year 1. The broad curriculum provides a wide range of learning opportunities to engage pupils and capture their interests. It ensures that pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is effectively promoted. The school works effectively with other agencies to promote the learning and welfare of pupils who have special educational needs or disability. As a result, these pupils make good progress. Pupils learn about respect, tolerance and valuing diversity. They are prepared well for life in modern Britain. Safeguarding is effective and pupils feel safe and well looked after. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not always respond to teachers’ advice and guidance on how to improve their work. This slows their progress. Sometimes, the most able pupils are not challenged sufficiently to help them make the best possible progress. Middle leaders are new to their roles and are still gaining skills and experience in checking on the quality of teaching and the progress pupils make. Attendance is below average, mainly because : some parents take their children on extended visits abroad during school time.