Osidge Primary School

Name Osidge Primary School
Website www.osidgeschool.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 June 2018
Address Chase Side, Southgate, London, N14 5HD
Phone Number 02088867108
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 390 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Local Authority Barnet
Percentage Free School Meals 12.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 67.2%
Persisitent Absence 9.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Since the inspection of the school in May 2016, the school has had several changes in staffing and leadership. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Osidge Primary School is an above average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is in line with the national average. In 2017, the school met the government’s published floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher’s leadership has been a key factor in the school’s improvements. Senior leaders, members of the governing body and the local authority have also played a valuable part in improving the curriculum, the quality of teaching and pupils’ outcomes. Leaders have taken effective steps to improve aspects of teaching. Teaching is now characterised by good subject knowledge, as demonstrated in the quality of explanations and questioning. Support for lower-attaining pupils is good. Teachers provide motivating and interesting lessons that pupils enjoy. However, the use of assessment information to inform teachers’ planning is at an early stage of development. Some work set is insufficiently challenging for most-able pupils. A new curriculum has been introduced, which has yet to be fully established. Some subjects are currently taught in insufficient depth and are not used to develop pupils’ writing. Most pupils are now achieving well. Children in Reception make a successful start to school. Good progress continues from Years 1 to 6. In 2017, Year 6 pupils’ progress and attainment were stronger in reading and mathematics than in writing. Writing shows some improvement, although there are still weaknesses in pupils’ presentation. The school is a harmonious community with strong relationships at all levels. It is inclusive and each pupil is highly valued and well cared for. Pupils mostly behave well in lessons and around the school. Older pupils support less-confident pupils through a buddy system and this helps everyone to feel included. Pupils said that bullying is rare. Positive relationships exist with most parents and carers, who value their involvement in the education of their children and the life of the school. The headteacher, the able leadership team and the knowledgeable governing body demonstrate a continuing capacity to maintain high standards and improve the school further.