Grange Primary School, located on Welbeck Road in South Harrow, has recently undergone an inspection by Ofsted on 25 and 26 April 2023 with the results published on 19 June.
The school has shown remarkable improvement since its previous inspection, now receiving an overall effectiveness rating of ‘Good’.
The Ofsted report highlights the positive experiences of students attending Grange Primary School, emphasising the values of confidence and consideration that underpin the school’s daily operations. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), feel safe, form strong relationships with staff, and enjoy their time at school.
The quality of education at the school is commended, with students producing work of good quality across different subjects. The curriculum is broad and ambitious, ensuring pupils are well-prepared for their future education. Pupils also benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities, including table tennis, art, gardening, football, ballet, and archery.
The report recognises the school’s commitment to improving reading skills, with staff receiving extensive training in implementing a new phonics program. Pupils, including those new to English, are swiftly identified and provided with appropriate support. Teachers possess strong subject knowledge and promptly address any errors or misconceptions.
While the school has made substantial progress, there are areas identified for further improvement. The report suggests that the school should ensure the curriculum reflects the full breadth of national expectations in a few subjects to enhance students’ depth of knowledge and understanding. Additionally, the specialist provision for pupils with SEND is in its early stages of development, requiring consistent implementation and improved understanding among class teachers.
Grange Primary School excels in maintaining a calm and orderly environment, with staff providing effective support to pupils who require additional assistance. The school prioritises pupils’ attendance and promotes their personal development by emphasising physical and mental health, respectful relationships, and future career prospects.
Leaders and governors, supported by the local authority, have taken appropriate measures to address the weaknesses identified in the previous inspection, showcasing their dedication to continuous improvement. The school’s safeguarding arrangements are highly effective, with a strong culture of safeguarding and timely support provided to pupils and families in need.
Grange Primary School has undoubtedly made significant strides in delivering quality education and ensuring the safety and well-being of its students.