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Bournemouth Park Primary School

Bournemouth Park Primary School
Bournemouth Park Road

phone: 01702 468046

headteacher: Mrs Angela Hutchinson

reveal email: h…

school holidays: via Southend-on-Sea council

530 pupils aged 2—10y mixed gender
435 pupils capacity: 122% full

260 boys 49%


270 girls 51%


Last updated: June 20, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
Open date
Sept. 1, 2003
Reason open
Result of Amalgamation
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 588791, Northing: 186548
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 51.546, Longitude: 0.72134
Accepting pupils
4—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Dec. 3, 2013
Region › Const. › Ward
East of England › Rochford and Southend East › Victoria
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Free school meals %

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  1. Bournemouth Park Junior School SS25JN
  2. Bournemouth Park Infant School and Nursery SS25JN
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  4. 0.5 miles Porters Grange Junior School SS12NS
  5. 0.5 miles Porters Grange Infant School and Nursery SS12RL
  6. 0.5 miles Temple Sutton Primary School SS24BA (850 pupils)
  7. 0.5 miles Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Nursery SS12RF (236 pupils)
  8. 0.5 miles Temple Sutton County Junior School SS24BA
  9. 0.5 miles Temple Sutton County Infant School SS24BA
  10. 0.5 miles Porters Grange Primary School and Nursery SS12NS (440 pupils)
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  12. 0.7 miles Hamstel Junior School SS24PQ (465 pupils)
  13. 0.7 miles Hamstel Infant School and Nursery SS24PQ (493 pupils)
  14. 0.7 miles St Mary's, Prittlewell, CofE Primary School SS26JH (445 pupils)
  15. 0.7 miles Cecil Jones College SS24BU (1139 pupils)
  16. 0.7 miles South Essex College of Further and Higher Education SS11ND
  17. 0.8 miles St Helen's Catholic Primary School SS07AY (209 pupils)
  18. 0.8 miles St Nicholas School SS24RL (81 pupils)
  19. 0.9 miles Barons Court Primary School and Nursery SS07PJ (259 pupils)
  20. 0.9 miles Milton Hall Primary School and Nursery SS07AU (596 pupils)
  21. 1 mile The Westborough Primary School and Nursery SS09BS
  22. 1 mile Southend High School for Girls SS24UZ
  23. 1 mile Seabrook College SS26PE (36 pupils)
  24. 1 mile The Westborough Academy SS09BS (605 pupils)

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14 February 2014
Mrs Angela Hutchinson
Bournemouth Park Primary School
Bournemouth Park Road
Dear Mrs Hutchinson

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Bournemouth Park
Primary School

Following my visit to your school on 14 February 2014, I write on behalf of Her

Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the

findings. Thank you for the help you gave me and for the time you made available to
discuss the actions you are taking to improve the school since the most recent
section 5 inspection.
The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require
improvement following the section 5 inspection in December 2013. It was carried out
under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring
improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection. The school should take
further action to:

 increase the frequency of lesson observations and ensure that teachers

receive clear feedback about what went well and what needs to

 ensure that recommendations for improvement from lesson

observations are followed up quickly to ensure matters have improved

 immediately draw up and implement support plans where teaching is

less that good

 evaluate the progress pupils make in their books and check their

attainment to ensure that teachers’ assessments are accurate and


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During the visit, I met with you and other leaders. We toured the classrooms
together. I met with four members of the governing body and a representative from

the local authority. I looked at documents including the school’s improvement plans,

achievement data and records of your monitoring activities.

Main findings

Leaders have acted quickly to arrange an external review of governance, which
identified training needs and priorities for the development of the governors role.
Governors now receive clearer information about the progress and attainment pupils
There has also been an independent review of the use and impact of pupil premium
funding. The review noted that gaps in attainment between pupils known to be
eligible for the pupil premium and other pupils are closing in Years 5 and 6.
However, there remain gaps in some other year groups.
The headteacher has looked beyond the school for examples of good practice. She
has made links with a successful school in Southend-on-Sea and one in East London.
As a result of visits to these schools, leaders have realised that expectations at
Bournemouth Park Primary School have been too low in the past. Leaders are now
setting higher expectations, for instance of the quality and quantity of writing pupils
should produce in lessons. More needs to be done to set minimum expectations of
teachers, including for classroom environments. The headteacher and a group of
other headteachers in Southend have conducted a review of achievement, teaching,
learning and leadership. The resulting report is a useful document with appropriate
next steps.
Monitoring activities are not always robust or rigorous. Lesson observations are not
frequent enough and do not always provide clear enough feedback to teachers
about what went well and what needs to improve. Some recommendations for
improvements are not followed up quickly enough with subsequent visits to ensure
matters have improved. Leaders check pupils’ books. They focus on marking and
presentation but do not evaluate the quality of marking. Leaders do not yet evaluate
the progress pupils make by looking in their books to judge the quality of teaching
over time. They do not yet check pupils’ work to confirm that teachers’ assessments
are accurate.
Governors receive better information now and are determined to improve their own
effectiveness. Their questions, though, are not always sharp enough to hold leaders
to account fully. The school’s improvement plan states that where teaching is less
that good, support and improvement plans for teachers will be drawn up and

implemented. This has not yet happened and deadlines have been missed.

Ofsted may carry out further visits and, where necessary, provide further support
and challenge to the school until its next section 5 inspection.

External support

The local authority identified that the school required improvement prior to the
section 5 inspection. A local authority representative visits the school and the
headteacher has the support of a school improvement partner and a local leader in
education. Planned support to improve teaching in English has not yet taken place
because of staff absence. Termly improvement board meetings have been planned
to monitor the schools progress.

I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body, the Director of Children’s
Services for Southend-on-Sea.

Yours sincerely
Michelle Winter

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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