|Name||Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||16 March 2017|
|Address||16 Highcombe, Charlton, London, SE7 7HR|
|Religious Character||Roman Catholic|
|Number of Pupils||298 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.7%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||33.2%|
Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is an average-sized primary school. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of key stage 2. The proportion of pupils entitled to the pupil premium is average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is lower than average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than average, as is the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups. In January 2017, pupils and staff moved into a new, purpose-built school adjacent to the site of its predecessor.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Senior leaders and governors have successfully made further improvements to the school since its last inspection. Senior and middle leaders work towards a common goal, evaluating the school’s effectiveness accurately. They use information with great skill to decide on priorities for improvement. Teachers make sure that pupils of all abilities and needs are given work that challenges and inspires them. As a result, pupils make outstanding progress in a full range of subjects. The curriculum ensures that pupils understand how the school’s values are echoed in the world around them. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is excellent. Teachers ensure that the most able pupils are challenged to deepen their thinking and incorporate sophisticated ideas into their work. Occasionally, some do not pick up when pupils are ready to apply reasoning skills in mathematics. Leaders and governors use additional funding effectively so that disadvantaged pupils achieve as well as other pupils nationally. Pupils’ behaviour and their personal development are outstanding. Their exemplary attitudes to learning ensure that rates of attendance are well above average. Governors know the school very well and provide excellent support and challenge to school leaders. The early years prepares children thoroughly for the next stage of their education. Safeguarding is effective.