'Outstanding' Rating for Fulham Primary School

Inspectors give top grade in all five categories assessed

Children and staff celebrating positive report
Children and staff celebrating positive report

May 27, 2024

Fulham Primary School is celebrating its latest Ofsted inspection report which has ranked it as ‘Outstanding’.

The Inspectors, who visited in April, have give the top grade in all of the five categories assessed.

They had praised for staff and noted their commitment to “ensuring success for all”, which is “being realised” and the pupils were observed to be “highly enthusiastic” about their learning, with behaviour described as “exemplary”.

The Inspectors highlighted the impact of staff’s “consistently high expectations” for each and every child, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

The report also praised the strength of the school's “broad and ambitious” academic curriculum and pupils are said to be eager to get involved in all aspects of school life and “readily take on” a variety of responsibilities, including as head boy or girl, or as playground buddies. In addition, they benefit from a range of exciting projects with partner organisations, from Cirque du Soleil and Rolls Royce to Chelsea Football Club.

The children were described as enthusiastic to learn with exemplary behaviour in the classroom
The children were described as enthusiastic to learn with exemplary behaviour in the classroom

John Lynch, Head of Fulham Primary School, said, “We are thrilled to have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and to receive this external recognition of what we seek to offer our pupils as part of an excellent, ambitious primary education. This outcome is testament to our wonderful staff who work so hard to ensure all pupils can flourish and succeed, as well as of course to our brilliant pupils. I would like to thank everyone across our school community for their individual contributions to this milestone achievement for us and for their continued support of Fulham Primary School.”

Seamus Gibbons, Executive Principal of Fulham Primary School as well as nearby Langford Primary, “Across our local cluster of schools, we are proud to offer pupils a rich and exciting education and are very pleased that Ofsted has confirmed the excellent experience children have at Fulham Primary. Staff have worked hard to create a culture in which pupils thrive so it is fantastic to see their efforts recognised in this judgement.”

Darran Ellison-Lee, Director of Primary Education at United Learning, said, “This is an excellent outcome which the entire school community can take great pride in. An ‘Outstanding’ judgement from Ofsted is a significant achievement, requiring a steadfast commitment from everyone involved – including pupils, staff, parents and governors – to consistently building on progress and drawing out ‘the best in everyone’.”

United Learning is an academy trust which operates as a charity and runs over 70 state schools as well as a number of fee-paying schools across the country. Its schools accept students of all backgrounds, all faiths and none but has a distinctly Christian ethos.

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