One Degree Academy

Name One Degree Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 February 2019
Address Queensway, Ponders end, Enfield, EN3 4SA
Phone Number 02031501144
Type Academy
Age Range 2-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 69
Academy Sponsor The Adnan Jaffery Academy Trust
Local Authority 308
Percentage Free School Meals 46.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 13%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

One Degree Academy is part of the Adnan Jaffery Educational Trust. The school is a single standalone academy free school. It was opened in 2016 as a one-form entry school for pupils aged four to 19. It was planned to open in another part of the London Borough of Enfield but was relocated to its present temporary site. It started with one class of children in the Reception Year. At the time of the inspection, there was one Reception class, one Year 1 class and one Year 2 class. The school continues to grow each year. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, with the largest group being Black or Black British Caribbean. The school is in the top 20% of all schools nationally for the proportion of disadvantaged pupils. The school is in the top 20% of all schools nationally for the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is in the lowest 20% of schools nationally.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Trustees, governors and leaders’ aspirational approach and high expectations have ensured that pupils receive an outstanding education. The principal provides strong and resolute leadership. Teachers, leaders and governors share his determination to make sure all pupils succeed. Leaders’ focus on excellence results in outstanding outcomes for pupils. The well-designed, broad and balanced curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of excellent experiences. The curriculum is focused on providing pupils with knowledge and skills which develop and embed deep understanding. Excellent phonics teaching and books that are well matched to pupils’ reading skills ensure that pupils have very strong phonics knowledge. As a result, pupils’ outcomes are outstanding. Children have an excellent start to their education in the early years. Outstanding teaching and high-quality activities ensure that children make outstanding progress from their starting points. Leaders have ensured that development and training for all staff is a priority. This has contributed to developing a skilful and enthusiastic workforce. There is a strong culture of safeguarding which permeates the school. Pupils are welcomed individually every day to ensure that no issues exist which could lead to barriers to their learning. Leaders and staff are tenacious in ensuring that pupils are safe. Disadvantaged pupils make excellent progress because of the outstanding teaching they receive and the effective use of additional funding. Behaviour in and around the school is exemplary. Pupils understand the high expectations and rise to meet them. They know precisely the values of the school, which leads to a calm and orderly learning environment. As a consequence of pupils’ eagerness to come to school, attendance is above the national average. Additional adults provide high-quality support to ensure that the pupils they support make excellent progress. In some subjects across the wider curriculum, the most able pupils do not always have extended opportunities to deepen their learning. Parents are highly supportive of the school. They offer their high praise for every aspect of the school’s work.