Horsenden Primary School in Greenford has been awarded an overall “Good” rating by Ofsted following a recent inspection conducted on November 7 and 8th this year.
The school, located on Horsenden Lane North, has shown significant improvement since its previous inspection, where it was graded as “Requires Improvement.”
On the school website it notes, “We are delighted to inform you that Horsenden Primary School has been awarded a ‘good’ judgement following our recent two-day Section 5 Ofsted inspection on 7th and 8th November.”
Horsenden Primary School is described as a vibrant and friendly place where pupils enjoy coming to school and interact well with each other. The report emphasises that the students feel safe and happy within the school environment.
The school holds high expectations for all its pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The curriculum is ambitious and designed to provide effective coverage of all national curriculum subjects. Pupils appreciate the regular opportunities for discussion and debate, fostering a culture of exploration and diverse perspectives.
According to the report, pupils at Horsenden Primary School demonstrate positive behaviors and attitudes in lessons and around the school. The school places a strong emphasis on promoting kindness, respect, and a sense of responsibility. Instances of bullying are rare, and staff take swift action when needed.
The school’s curriculum is praised for being broad and stimulating, with a focus on logical sequencing of knowledge. However, the report notes that in a few subjects, the curriculum is at an earlier stage of development, requiring consistent implementation.
Horsenden Primary School has prioritised reading from the early years, with comprehensive training for all staff in phonics instruction. The report commends the school for promoting a love of reading, providing regular access to well-stocked libraries, and supporting pupils who may struggle with reading.
The report highlights the school’s effective identification of the needs of pupils with SEND. Staff receive helpful training to support all pupils, ensuring that those with SEND access the same curriculum as their peers with appropriate assistance.
The school has set high expectations for behavior and recognises positive contributions made by students. Pupils are actively involved in promoting kindness and understanding different types of bullying. The school’s focus on physical and mental health, as well as online safety, is also noted.
Horsenden Primary School has a clear view of its strengths and areas for development. The report commends the school’s well-focused priorities for improvement and acknowledges the commitment of governors in maintaining effective strategic oversight.
In conclusion, Horsenden Primary School has made significant progress, earning a “Good” rating across various aspects, reflecting the dedication of its staff and leadership to providing a positive and inclusive learning environment.