Ofsted home Twenty outstanding primary schools - Excelling against the odds
An Ofsted report published today (2 October 2009) showcases 20 primary schools in very challenging circumstances that have been rated 'outstanding' at least twice. It is written for all primary schools to use and help them achieve success.
The 20 schools, from across England, defy the association of disadvantage with low standards. They serve communities where pupils come from poorer urban backgrounds and an above average proportion receives free school meals.
Through their passion and professionalism these schools provide great service to children and young people. They show other schools how they can reduce the achievement gap between pupils from different backgrounds.
Her Majesty's Chief Inspector
Twenty outstanding primary schools - Excelling against the odds shows they succeed by having the highest expectations for every pupil and staff member. It follows a similar report launched earlier this year that looked at the ingredients that lead to outstanding secondary schools.
Twenty outstanding primary schools identifies 20 schools that do make a difference.
In what ways?
The following characteristics revealed themselves during visits to the schools.
Twenty outstanding primary schools is available from its page as a single PDF and seven section PDFs.
The school portraits are available as individual PDFs. To download the schools portraits section as one PDF, visit the report's page.