Oriel Academy West London


Name Oriel Academy West London
Website http://www.oriel-aspirations.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 18 October 2016
Address Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Feltham, Middlesex, TW13 6QQ
Phone Number 02088949395
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 428 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.9
Academy Sponsor Aspirations Academies Trust
Local Authority Hounslow
Percentage Free School Meals 17.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 53.7%
Persisitent Absence 10.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oriel Academy West London is larger than most primary schools. The school is part of a group of schools run by the Aspirations Trust. The trust has schools in Poole, Bournemouth and Oxfordshire. The local district of schools consists of another local primary school and a secondary school in the London Borough of Hounslow. The two primary schools are led by a recently appointed executive principal. Each primary school is led by a principal. The principal of Oriel commenced her post at the start of September 2016. The vice-principal also started at the beginning of the school year. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than that seen nationally. The percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium funding is much higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is around that seen nationally. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. In 2015, the school met the government’s floor standards (the minimum expected of pupil attainment and progress).

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Significant changes to the senior leadership team took place at the start of September 2016. Nonetheless, leaders have remained focused on providing a good quality of education. Leadership of safeguarding is exemplary. There is a tangible commitment to ensuring the safety and care of all pupils, especially the most vulnerable. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are outstanding. Classrooms are calm and purposeful and pupils enjoy their learning. Children in the early years get off to a good start. Parents who spoke to inspectors were highly complimentary about how their children were settling in. Pupils’ progress in writing and mathematics is very strong across the school. Reading is improving quickly. Parents who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire were pleased with the school. This was echoed by the parents who spoke to inspectors. Teachers’ high expectations of pupils can be seen in the demands they make of most pupils to make better progress. However, the most able pupils, including the most able disadvantaged pupils, are not challenged enough. Leaders and teachers monitor the progress of pupils effectively at an individual level. However, this information is not used to analyse the progress of all groups of pupils. Consequently, the underachievement of some groups, for example the most able disadvantaged, is not scrutinised with enough precision. Those in the role of governance are able to challenge the school well. The Aspirations Trust provides external challenge and reviews, most of which provide accurate feedback to senior leaders about what needs to be done to improve. However, some aspects of weakness have not been addressed promptly enough.