Top marks for Rotherhithe primary in new school inspection

Pupils and staff at Redriff Primary School, in Rotherhithe, East London, are all smiles after inspectors gave them top marks.

The school, part of the City of London Academies Trust, which runs the City of London Corporation’s sole sponsored academies, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by regulator Ofsted.

Redriff Primary was given the highest mark across all five inspection areas – quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision.

Inspectors said: “Pupils are happy at this school. They are proud to share their learning and show excitement when they talk about their school community”.

After a November visit, Ofsted reported: “Pupils clearly value where they live and the diversity that exists within the school community. Pupils demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning and achieve well.”

The report added “Everyone looks out for each other and behaviour throughout the school is calm and positive. The school offers exceptional opportunities for pupils’ personal development. Pupils enjoy their positions of responsibility and strive to make a difference to school life.”

The report highlighted pupils’ behaviour throughout the school as “exemplary”.

Headteacher Joanna James, said:

 “This is fantastic news and we are delighted to have been recognised as outstanding.

“We have amazing pupils and staff who work exceptionally hard, enabling the school to grow together.

“I would like to thank our parents too for all their support and engagement which has been central to our success.”

 Chair of the City of London Academies Trust Board, Catherine McGuinness, said:

“This is a great Ofsted report which acknowledges the effort and excellence of, Joanna James, her team, the governors, and our pupils and parents.

 “The City Corporation sponsors the City of London Academies Trust so that we can give young people across the capital access to excellent education.

“We aim to provide world-class experiences and deliver exceptional education for young Londoners from all backgrounds.

 “We will continue to work closely with the school’s governors and leadership team to ensure it continues to thrive.”

The City Corporation sponsors 10 Academies across Hackney, Newham, Islington, and Southwark.

Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK.