Old Palace Primary School

Name Old Palace Primary School
Website http://www.oldpalaceprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 06 July 2009
Address St Leonard’s Street, Bow, London, E3 3BT
Phone Number 02089803020
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 409 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.1
Local Authority Tower Hamlets
Percentage Free School Meals 17.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 96.1%
Persisitent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Description of the school

This larger-than-average school serves mainly a Bangladeshi community in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Other ethnic groups include pupils from Black African and mixed backgrounds. Almost all pupils speak a language other than English as their home language, which proportion is well above average. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is well above average. The proportion of pupils who find learning difficult is in line with the national average. Their range of needs include specific learning difficulties and speech, language and communication difficulties. The rate at which pupils join or leave the school is above average. There is Early Years Foundation Stage provision for pupils in the Reception classes. The school has a number of awards including the Healthy School Award and Activemark. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate