Earlsfield Primary School
Wandsworth, United Kingdom
About Earlsfield Primary School
GENERAL INFORMATION 2013?2014
In January 2012 OFSTED noted that ‘Earlsfield Primary School is a good school. It has a number of particularly strong features. Achievement is good. Pupils in Key Stage 2 attain well above national averages and make excellent progress. Pupils across the rest of the school make good progress. Pupils’ behaviour and safety are good and this comes in part from the strong relationships the school has built with its parents and carers. Pupils show considerable respect and care for each other, and have very positive attitudes to learning. Leadership and management are ensuring that provision for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. ‘
The school is situated in Tranmere Road, Earlsfield, London SW18, and is within 2 minutes walking distance of Earlsfield Station, with easy links to Wimbledon, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and London Waterloo. Housed in a very large Edwardian building it was opened in 1902 and is designed to accommodate 420 pupils (two form entry), plus 52 FTE Nursery places. The building has undergone extensive renovations and we are now embarking on an exciting playground redevelopment project.
The school is in excellent decorative order and class equipment is of a good standard. Every room has an interactive whiteboard with networked computers. Mobile laptops are available for Early Years, KS1 and KS2, Year 6 have their own netbooks The school also has a large library, integrated sound and vision systems in the school halls as well as 20 Apple Macs and ipads to aid film making, podcasting and animation.
Earlsfield is a happy school and very representative of the diversity of the local community. The majority of the children come from housing very close to the school which is a mix of local authority and privately owned houses and maisonettes. The school roll currently stands at 519. EAL currently accounts for approximately 45% of the school intake, FSM at 23% ( Ever?6 34%) and SEN at 21%. We have a strong working relationship with parents, we greatly value their input and workshops are very much part of our culture.
We currently hold a number of awards but the most significant award is the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award that underpins our curriculum and school ethos.
‘The school's curriculum provides a wide range of learning opportunities which encourage the development of key skills across different subjects. The teaching of letters and sounds is particularly effective. Topics are culturally diverse, and plans include opportunities for parental engagement. The curriculum in enriched by a diverse programme of after school clubs. All of these makes a strong contribution to, and successfully promotes pupils' outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is underpinned by a commitment to equality of opportunity, and much of the curriculum engages the pupils in understanding fairness and equality. ‘ (Ofsted 2012)
Performance is sustained, consistently above the national average at the end of KS2 with outstanding VA. The children make excellent progress during their time at Earlsfield. Further data can be obtained from www.dcsf.gov.uk
As a school we are inclusive. We place equal value on children, parents and staff. We are welcoming in nature and happy in our day to day life. Please come along and meet us or visit our website www.earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk