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Pinner Park Primary School rated ‘Good’ in latest Ofsted report

Pinner Park Primary School, based at Melbourne Avenue in Pinner, has been rated ‘Good’ it a recent Ofsted report.

The inspection, carried out on March 6th and 7th, 2024, confirmed the school’s reputation for providing high-quality education.

The report, which evaluated various aspects of the school’s performance, awarded an overall effectiveness rating of ‘Good’, with specific commendations for the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.

Describing the school environment, the report noted, “Leaders have developed a warm, caring and welcoming community. They have high expectations for all pupils.”

It further highlighted the ambitious curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of all students, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

The report emphasised the exceptional character development embedded within the curriculum. Pupils’ reflection of the school’s core values of learning, character, and community was commended, with various leadership opportunities provided, such as the ‘Smart School Council’.

It continues, “Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum for all. This includes pupils with SEND. Leaders ensure that pupils’ learning in all subjects meets the ambition of the national curriculum. The school’s curriculum thinking is well developed, including in early years. For example, in mathematics, children in early years learn to count through songs, games, and role play.

“Older pupils use this growing knowledge of number to solve increasingly complex problems. Similarly, in science, children in early years explore different seasons. Older pupils build on this knowledge confidently when explaining environmental variations.”

While acknowledging the school’s strengths, the report also identified areas for improvement, particularly in ensuring consistency across all curriculum subjects.

However, it lauded the efforts of teachers in delivering the curriculum effectively, with a specific focus on early literacy development.

“Pupils behave well during lessons and focus on their learning,” the report stated, highlighting the effective behaviour management systems in place.

The school’s personal development program was hailed as of “exceptional quality”, seamlessly integrated into all aspects of school life. Enrichment activities, including outdoor experiences and participation in competitions and festivals, were noted to significantly enhance pupils’ learning.

Staff morale and well-being were also highlighted, with the report commending the school’s support for its workforce, including those in the early stages of their careers.