'Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. Pupils have a strong voice within the school and benefit from attentive pastoral care.'
'Highly skilled leaders and knowledgeable teachers ensure that pupils achieve highly across a wide range of subjects.'
'Pupils make exceptional progress in mathematics across all year groups. They solve increasingly complex problems and are inspired by the challenges provided.'
'Pupils love reading. An above-average proportion of pupils achieve the expected standard in the national phonics screening check. Pupils build on their phonics skills effectively to read a wide range of literature for pleasure.'
'The headteacher has fostered a team of skilled and dedicated leaders who work relentlessly to improve pupils’ outcomes. Parents, the local authority and the diocese all regard the school as a model of good practice.'
'The well-crafted curriculum is a strength of the school. Effective planning helps pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding sequentially and in depth across a broad range of subjects.'
'Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive outstanding support. Leadership is incisive in ensuring that each pupil’s needs are met, and leaders work closely with external agencies, parents, teachers and teaching assistants in school to address barriers to their learning.'
'Pupils are proud of their school. They have many opportunities to pursue interests in sport, drama, music and art. Assemblies give Inspection report: St Peter’s London Docks CofE Primary School, 26–27 March 2019 Page 4 of 11 pupils regular opportunities to perform in front of audiences.'
'The school uses additional funding for sport exceptionally well. An extensive range of sporting clubs, as well as the ‘daily mile run’, ensure that pupils’ participation in physical activities is high.'
'Pupils feel safe in the school and know who to talk to if they have any worries or concerns.'
''Classrooms are happy, industrious places where pupils are focused and keen to learn. Teachers and support staff work hard to make learning as relevant as possible.'
'Pupils like the challenging work that teachers give them. They are used to thinking hard, eager to try and unafraid to make mistakes. They are extremely well equipped in these situations, drawing on their previous learning, resources in the classroom and support from adults or classmates. As a result, pupils become resilient and able to persevere with challenging tasks.'
'Very effective teaching of physical education focuses on skill development. For example, pupils implement skills very well in hockey, such as dribbling and passing a ball accurately; recently the school hockey team has taken part successfully in a local tournament, a first for the school.'
'The vision is evident through the school’s exceptional inclusivity where adults and pupils are welcomed, valued and nurtured, regardless of their faith or belief. Pupils say that it does not matter who you are or what you believe, the school’s vision and its supporting values apply to everyone.'
'Religious Education (RE) is well taught by enthusiastic teachers and expertly led. As a result, pupils learn much more than might be expected for their age.'