William Patten Primary School
Stoke Newington Church Street
London N16 0NX
Office Manager: Rita Quigley
SENDCo: Caitlin Shaw

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William Patten Primary School


OFSTED inspectors visited the school in December 2012. Our current OFSTED rating is outstanding.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

” Teachers use a variety of exciting and creative approaches to meet and respond to
pupils’ different learning needs. As a result, pupils are interested and motivated to learn and they make excellent progress.”

” The school’s very caring environment underpins the successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”

“Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. They are polite and show great respect for all members of the school community. Pupils say that they feel safe and are very well cared for.”

The achievement of pupils is outstanding

” Pupils of all ages read widely and with enjoyment. Their writing is imaginative and interesting and captures the attention and emotions of the reader. Pupils learn a great deal in problem solving and application of skills in mathematics and are confident in tackling challenging problems that are not usually encountered until they are much older.”

” All staff make sure that every pupil in the school gets an equal chance to succeed, while valuing the differences in their backgrounds and beliefs. This is central to the work of the school.”

The quality of teaching is outstanding

” Much of the teaching in Years 1 to 6 is outstanding and never less than consistently good. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can do. They plan interesting and motivating learning experiences and use skilful questioning.”

” High quality marking of pupils’ work and constructive feedback by teachers involve pupils in deciding what to do next and how to influence their own learning. Pupils are given time to consider teachers’ comments and respond appropriately. Pupils take pride in what they do well and understand that they are responsible for making sure they do as well as they can.”

The behaviour and safety of pupils is outstanding

“Pupils display consistently positive attitudes to learning during lessons. Pupils take pride in presenting their work to high standards. They work collaboratively, listen to different points of view and share their ideas to help one another learn. There is no disruption in the lessons.”

“Relationships in the school are excellent and pupils behave exceptionally well in lessons and around school. Scrutiny of behavioural records and discussions show that this is typical over time. Pupils are impeccably well mannered and warmly welcome visitors.”

The leadership and management are outstanding

“The senior leadership team and governors have a clear vision and relentless drive to improve standards through systems for checking and assessing the daily practice within the school. Their vision for the school is shared by all staff, who work exceptionally well as a team. Staff morale is high and there is no sense of complacency.”

“The school’s strong caring environment has a great impact on the daily life of the school, which results in outstanding promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”