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Churchfield Primary School

Churchfield Primary School
Latymer Road

phone: 020 88072458

headteacher: Mr Adrian Hall


school holidays: via Enfield council

687 pupils aged 3—10y mixed gender
624 pupils capacity: 110% full

350 boys 51%


335 girls 49%


Last updated: June 18, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 533834, Northing: 194136
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 51.63, Longitude: -0.067769
Accepting pupils
3—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
June 22, 2010
Region › Const. › Ward
London › Edmonton › Haselbury
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Investor in People
Committed IiP Status
Free school meals %
Learning provider ref #

rooms to rent in Enfield

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List of schools in Enfield

Age group 3-11
Inspection date(s) 24 May 2007
Inspection number 286247

Unique Reference Number 102019
Local Authority Enfield
Inspection number 286247
Inspection dates 24 May 2007
Reporting inspector Mrs Vanessa Ward

This inspection of the school was carried out under section 5 of the Education Act 2005.

Type of school Primary
School category Community
Age range of pupils 3-11
Gender of pupils Mixed

Number on roll

School 568

Appropriate authority The Governing body
Chair Mr John Green
Headteacher Ms Andrea Nutter
Date of previous school inspection 16-19 September 2002
School address Latymer Road

London N9 9PL

Telephone number 020 8807 2458
Fax number 020 8807 5830

Churchfield Primary School

Inspection report

Inspection report: Churchfield Primary School, 24 May 2007

This document may be reproduced in whole or in part for non-commercial educational purposes,
provided that the information quoted is reproduced without adaptation and the source and date of
publication are stated.
Further copies of this report are obtainable from the school. Under the Education Act 2005, the school
must provide a copy of this report free of charge to certain categories of people. A charge not
exceeding the full cost of reproduction may be made for any other copies supplied.

Inspection report: Churchfield Primary School, 24 May 2007

Document reference number: HMI 2507 01 April 2007


The inspection was carried out by an Additional Inspector.

Description of the school

Churchfield Primary School is larger than average. A high proportion of its pupils
come from minority ethnic heritages, many of whom speak English as an additional
language. The school serves an area of significant deprivation and more than half
the pupils are entitled to free school meals. The proportion of pupils with learning
difficulties and disabilities is slightly below average.

Key for inspection grades

Grade 1 Outstanding
Grade 2 Good
Grade 3 Satisfactory
Grade 4 Inadequate

Inspection report: Churchfield Primary School, 24 May 2007

Document reference number: HMI 2507 01 April 2007

Overall effectiveness of the school Grade: 2

The inspector evaluated the overall effectiveness of the school and investigated the
following issues: pupils’ achievement in writing, the curriculum, and the quality of
provision for pupils’ care, guidance and support. Evidence was gathered from
observation of lessons, discussions with staff, analysis of pupils’ work and the
school’s documentation. Parents’ questionnaires and discussions with pupils also
contributed to the evidence. Other aspects of the school’s work were not investigated
in detail, but the inspector found no evidence to suggest that the school’s own
assessments, as given in its self-evaluation, were not justified, and these have been
included where appropriate in this report.
This is a good and improving school which is led and managed by a very effective
leadership team. Their commitment to improvement is striking and, together with
governors and staff, there is a strong sense of teamwork and determination to meet
the needs of each pupil. This is reflected in the outstanding care, guidance and
support the school provides for its pupils. An overwhelming majority of parents are
supportive of the school. In the questionnaires, many expressed gratitude to the
school, ‘for all the support the staff provide’, saying that their children are ‘constantly
encouraged and supported’. Parents themselves are very well supported and helped
to contribute to their children’s learning, through meetings with staff and the use of
interpreters where necessary. The school’s processes for helping pupils who have
emotional and behavioural difficulties are excellent. Its system of rewards and
sanctions is well understood by pupils and helps them to feel safe in school. This
contributes to their good personal development and well-being. Pupils are well aware
of their learning targets and staff successfully involve them in understanding how
well they are doing. The school’s procedures for promoting good attendance and
punctuality are exemplary.
An excellent range of support is provided both in school and from external agencies
to help pupils with learning difficulties and those who are at an early stage of
learning English. A particular strength is the way that new pupils are helped to settle
in to school. This applies both to children when they enter the Foundation Stage, and
to pupils who join the school in later years. The arrangements for pupils’ transition to
secondary school reflect the school’s high levels of care for individuals.
Children are given a good start in the Foundation Stage because of good teaching,
positive relationships and a stimulating curriculum. When children are admitted, their
skills are much less well developed than those of most three-year-olds. Although
they make good progress, the majority have not caught up enough to meet the
expected goals by the time they leave Reception. Throughout Years 1 to 6, good
teaching builds on this effective start and contributes to pupils’ good achievement. A
particular strength in the teaching is the consistent way in which teachers share the
purpose of the lesson with their pupils. This helps them to know what they are
expected to learn and to reflect on their progress at the end of the lesson.
Relationships are good and these contribute significantly to pupils’ positive attitudes
to learning and their good behaviour. Learning support staff work well with small
groups of pupils, including those they assist with learning difficulties and disabilities.

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Document reference number: HMI 2507 01 April 2007

By the end of Year 6, standards are average in English, mathematics and science.
Standards in writing are lower than those for reading, mathematics and science. This
was an issue identified at the previous inspection and, whilst standards have
improved through Years 1 and 2, improving writing remains an area for development
in Years 3 to 6. The school has started to take action to bring about improvement,
and this is beginning to have a positive impact, but the school recognises that more
needs to be done.
The curriculum is good and is currently being successfully revised to make it more
creative. This involves the introduction of projects such as one to design a school
brochure. This project was used to enhance learning across a range of subjects
simultaneously and to increase pupils’ motivation. Such activities, alongside the
school’s focus on basic skills, help pupils to gain the range of skills they will need in
later life. As the school revises its curriculum, it is ensuring that opportunities are
included to develop writing skills across a range of subjects. The many visitors, clubs
and educational visits which are arranged enhance pupils’ learning and increase their
enjoyment of school.
Senior staff contribute much to school improvement and middle managers are
developing their skills in leadership effectively. Systems to monitor the quality of the
school’s provision are comprehensive, and include regular monitoring of teaching.
Governors are involved in many aspects of school life, especially in school
development planning and monitoring. The school’s self-evaluation systems are
thorough and identify key areas for development. Recent successful initiatives to
accelerate the learning of early reading and writing skills in the Foundation Stage,
and to improve older pupils’ skills in scientific investigations, indicate that the school
has good capacity to improve.
Pupils are proud of their school. They know that they will be supported if they have a
problem. They say that their teachers ‘are great and help us if we get stuck with our
work’. Opportunities for exercise and sport are greeted with enthusiasm. Pupils
understand and take part in healthy eating in school. They greatly enjoy the
contribution they can make through the school council and speak positively about
their outdoor play equipment. As one pupil commented, ‘This is a great place to
learn, have fun and make friends’.

What the school should do to improve further

 Raise standards and achievement in writing, especially in Years 3 to 6.

Inspection report: Churchfield Primary School, 24 May 2007

Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the
procedures set out in the guidance 'Complaining about inspections', which is available
from Ofsted’s website:

Inspection report: Churchfield Primary School, 24 May 2007

Inspection judgements

Key to judgements: grade 1 is outstanding, grade 2 good, grade 3
satisfactory, and grade 4 inadequate.




Overall effectiveness

How effective, efficient and inclusive is the provision of education,
integrated care and any extended services in meeting the needs of


The quality and standards in the Foundation Stage


The capacity to make any necessary improvements 2

Achievement and standards

How well do learners achieve? 2

The standards


reached by learners 3

Personal development and well-being

How good is the overall personal development and well-being of the


The extent of learners’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development 2
How well learners enjoy their education 2
The extent to which learners adopt safe practices 2
The extent to which learners adopt healthy lifestyles 2
The extent to which learners make a positive contribution to the community 2
How well learners develop workplace and other skills that will contribute to
their future economic well-being


The quality of provision

How effective are teaching and learning in meeting the full range of
learners’ needs?


How well do the curriculum and other activities meet the range of
needs and interests of learners?


How well are learners cared for, guided and supported? 1

Leadership and management

How effective are leadership and management in raising
achievement and supporting all learners?


Do procedures for safeguarding learners meet current government


Does this school require special measures? No
Does this school require a notice to improve? No


Grade 1 - Exceptionally and consistently high; Grade 2 - Generally above average with none

significantly below average; Grade 3 - Broadly average to below average; Grade 4 - Exceptionally low.

Inspection Report: Churchfields Primary School, 24 May 2007

Annex B

7 June 2007
Dear Pupils

Inspection of Churchfield Primary School, Edmonton, N9 9PL

Thank you for making me feel welcome when I visited your school recently. It was
very useful to listen to what you had to say about what you enjoy doing. You and
your parents and carers think that your school is a good place to be, and I agree.
Here are some of the good things about your school:

 all of the grown ups look after you extremely well and this helps you to feel

safe and happy in school

 you make good progress in your work and your test results are getting better
 your head teacher, teachers and governors work hard to make your school


 your teachers give you interesting things to do and this helps you to enjoy


 you eat healthily in school and take part in the many opportunities for sport

and exercise, to help you keep fit

 you behave well and take on responsibilities very sensibly, making good use of

your school council.

Your school could be even better if your teachers helped you to improve your written
work, so that it becomes more varied and interesting to the reader, especially in
Years 3 to 6. You can help in this by always doing your best and working hard to
achieve your targets.
I hope you will continue to enjoy your time at Churchfield.
Yours sincerely
Vanessa Ward
Lead inspector

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