Old Oak Primary School

Name Old Oak Primary School
Website www.oldoakprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 November 2013
Address Mellitus Street, East Acton, London, W12 0AS
Phone Number 02087437629
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 345 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.0
Local Authority Hammersmith and Fulham
Percentage Free School Meals 21.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 60.9%
Persisitent Absence 14.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Old Oak Primary is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is well above the national average. Pupil premium is additional funding for looked-after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent in the armed services. Currently there are no pupils from forces families on roll. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well above average, as is the number of pupils whose first language is not English. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the minimum standards for attainment and progress expected by the government. There is a Nursery and two Reception classes in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The number of pupils who leave or join the school at other than the usual times is greater than that found nationally. The school has a breakfast and after-school club that are run by the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well from below-average starting points. By the end of Year 6 standards are average. Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage where they benefit from activities that are well matched to their different needs and abilities. Many pupils make more-than-expected progress in reading and maths. Those who speak English as an additional language receive effective support to develop their speech and language skills. Teachers plan interesting lessons and prepare materials that motivate pupils to learn. Pupils are polite and courteous and are happy in school. Their behaviour in class and around the school is good. They are keen to learn and enjoy taking responsibility. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Leadership and management are skilled at focusing on improvements through effective monitoring and evaluation. Actions to improve the school have been successful and it is well placed to improve even further. The governing body provides an appropriate level of support and challenges the school to improve. It makes sure it fulfils all legal requirements. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Work isn’t always closely matched to pupils’ different ability levels. There is still a gap in achievement between those who are eligible for the pupil premium and those who are not. Teachers’ expectations of what pupils can achieve in writing are not always high enough. Marking doesn’t always provide pupils with clear advice about how to make their work better. Those who are more able do not achieve as well as they could.