The school is culturally diverse. Just over 90% of the pupils represent minority ethnic groups, almost three quarters speak English as an additional language, and over 20% are at the early stages of learning English. Thirty-five languages are spoken and, after English, Urdu is the main language, followed by Arabic, Punjabi and Gujarati. The proportion of pupils who arrive at, or leave, the school at other than the expected times is above that found in most other schools. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average, but is particularly high in some year groups where proportions are between 40% and 60%. Children enter the Early Years Foundation Stage into one of two Nursery classes. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 are taught in classes which contain more than one age group.
Points to note in the Award submission video
- Full embedding of technology in the life of the school;
- Strong use of the wider audience made possible by technology;
- Continuity of learning between home and school;
- Engagement of parents in supporting learning;
- Pupils motivated and inspired by the curriculum;
- Creativity in teaching supported by technology;
- Use of data to inform teaching;
- Measurement of impact and correlation of this with engagement of parents.