Whitehall Park School judged as Good with outstanding feature by Ofsted
Whitehall Park School’s first OfSTED inspection on 25th and 26th April 2017 judged the school to be providing pupils with a Good education provision in the following areas: leadership and management, quality of teaching and learning, achievement of pupils and early years provision. The personal development, behaviour and welfare of pupils was graded outstanding.
Whitehall Park School opened in 2014 with two classes of children in the Reception Year. The school is increasing in size by two classes each year to its current pupil roll of 176 pupils.
Highlights from the OfSTED inspection are:
- The school was judged to be Good in four areas and Outstanding in pupil development, behaviour and welfare.
- The schools’ leadership team provides an aspirational vision for all pupils
- Teaching is consistently good and provides pupils
- Behaviour is impeccable. Pupils show respect towards each other and adults in the school
- Parents are thrilled with the high-quality education their children receive from Whitehall Park School
- The energy and vigour of the Headteacher are infectious
- Leaders place a strong emphasis on all staff being reflective
- Trustees and the local governing body share the ambition and commitment of the school leaders to ensure that pupils achieve their very best.
- Pupils knowledge of British values is developing very well. School councillors talk confidently about how the voting system works to gain membership of the group.
A copy of the full report can be accessed here.
The very positive OfSTED outcome has come after a challenging three years for the school, which has moved locations a number of times. The school was initially situated on an adjacent site for two years, in temporary accommodation before having to move to a nearby secondary school for over a term, while the new building was completed. The school moved into their permanent school building on 20 February 2017.
Mark Greatrex, Chief Executive for Bellevue Place Education Trust said “This is a huge achievement for the leaders, staff and all involved in the development of Whitehall Park School. From a challenging start, the school has grown to become an asset to the local community it serves in both Islington and Haringey. The excellent OfSTED report is a credit to what has been achieved by Laura and her team.”