Ofsted report

The whole school team are tremendously proud that Ofsted has recognised all of the hard work, dedication and exemplary results that we and the whole school community have produced here at Whitehall Park School.

After all the challenges that we have faced through setting up the school, moving the school five times, and building everything from the team to the flat-pack furniture from scratch, we are all delighted with the outcome and particularly proud of the content of the report in May 2017 rating us as a GOOD School.  We feel it has really captured the many aspects of our school life that we are all so proud of and for a first ever OFSTED inspection we are thrilled that the hard work of the whole Whitehall Park community has been recognised.

Here are some of our favourite quotes from the report:

” Pupils at Whitehall Park are very happy and extremely proud to attend this school. They have a mature attitude to caring for others. As one pupil said, ‘We treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.’”

“The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils demonstrate the school’s values in the way they help each other in lessons and on the playground. Pupils are very positive about how the school helps them to settle in and make new friends.”

“Parents are thrilled with the high-quality education their children receive at Whitehall Park. They can see how teachers excite and enthuse pupils in stimulating lessons.”

“The curriculum develops pupils’ love of learning. Subject leaders plan it very well. It provides stimulating topics that develop pupils as curious learners. “

“The school places an excellent focus on promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. The learning environment reflects this very effectively and the school’s values.”

“Adults and pupils enjoy strong and positive relationships. This is a strength that is seen throughout the school. As a result, behaviour for learning is very strong. Pupils love learning and happily talk about what they are doing. They help each other during lessons without being asked by an adult.”

Please click here to read the full 2017 report.

To give your views on our school please visit Ofsted Parent View

Performance

Due to COVID-19 there were no results for 2019-20, we continue to do our own performance monitoring and believe our pupils are still achieving great learning which will be reflected in future examinations.

At Whitehall Park School, we support all of our children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, balanced vibrant and enriched curriculum.  Please see the tables below for an overview of our past results.

Performance Tables are also produced by the Department for Education (DfE). They give information on the achievements of pupils in primary, secondary and 16-18 provision in schools and colleges, and how they compare with other schools in the Local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.

To see how the results of Whitehall Park compare to those of other schools in the UK, please click the link to visit the DfE school performance website. At Whitehall Park assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning, we believe in assessing the process of learning as well as the product. Teachers at our school effectively use assessment to ensure the correct scaffolding is built into lessons to ensure that all children achieve. Whitehall Park teachers are always thinking about what they need to do to ensure that all of the children they teach make progress.

Our new Assessment System has at its heart Assessment for Learning; this is when teachers assess children’s learning in the classroom and provide feedback and next steps for the child.

We are very proud of our children and the wonderful progress they make and their achievements, whether they be sporting, creative academic, personal or social. Teachers regularly check to ensure that everyone is on track and making the progress we expect, if we believe that children are able to make even more progress, teachers amend and adapt their planning to challenge and support our children in their development, knowledge and understanding.

EYFS
 201720182019
Percentage of Whitehall Park children achieving GLD (Good Level of Development)88% (+19%)90% (+18%)82% (+10%)
% Children achieving GLD nationally69%72%71%
% Children achieving GLD in Islington 70.5%71%72%
Year 1 Phonics Screening
Phonics Working at the required standard201720182019
Percentage of Whitehall Park pupils achieving the required standard 92% (+11%)95% (+13%)92% (+10%)
% Children achieving the required standard nationally81%82%82%
% Children achieving the required standard in Islington82%83%84%
End of Key Stage One Results
2019% Whitehall Park pupils achieving ARE% pupils nationally achieving ARE% pupils in Islington achieving ARE% Whitehall Park pupils exceeding ARE% pupils nationally exceeding ARE% pupils in Islington exceeding ARE
Reading88% (jo+13%)75%76%28% (+3%)25%27%
Writing83% (+14%)69%71%23% (+8%)15%19%
Maths87% (+11%)76%77%27% (+5%)22% 25%

ARE – Age Related Expectations. The number in brackets shows the difference in percentage between results from Whitehall Park School when compared to National results.