Old Ford Primary - A Paradigm Academy

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Old Ford Primary - A Paradigm Academy


Name Old Ford Primary - A Paradigm Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 June 2008
Address Wrights Road, Bow, London, E3 5LD
Phone Number 02089801503
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 723
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Academy Sponsor Paradigm Trust
Local Authority 211
Percentage Free School Meals 43%
Percentage English is Not First Language 62%
Persisitent Absence 8.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 2.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Old Ford Primary School is a very large primary school. The proportion of pupils taking free school meals is very high. Most pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, a substantial majority being Bangladeshi. The majority speak English as an additional language. Most of these pupils begin school with little or no English. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties is average. These difficulties largely relate to literacy, including speech, language and communication, and emotional and behavioural needs. A small number of pupils have a disability. Pupil mobility is high. The headteacher leads another local primary school following an agreement between the two and the Local Authority. The school has numerous national and local awards and has been designated a National Support School by the National College of School Leadership. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate