Ofsted praise transformation at Fulham's Sir John Lillie Primary 

It is a massive leap since Sir John Lillie’s last inspection

Sir John Lillie Primary School has been praised by inspectors in their latest report for the difference staff make to pupil’s lives.

The school, in Lillie Road, Fulham, was ranked ‘good’ overall by Ofsted with early years’ provision marked as ‘outstanding’, the highest level staff can achieve.

It is a massive leap since Sir John Lillie’s last inspection in October 2013 when inspectors graded the school as ‘requires improvement’.

“Pupils and staff have had worked incredibly hard for this result and I’m delighted that inspectors have recognised this,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“But I know their efforts don’t stop here and they’re continuing to build on their success to ensure pupils continue to get an excellent education.”

 The inspectors’ comments included:

  • Since the last inspection, ambitious leadership and governance have successfully created a culture where pupils are expected to achieve their very best
  • The behaviour of pupils is outstanding
  • Teaching is now consistently good or better across the school
  • Senior leaders…act quickly to address underperformance and provide effective training and support to improve teaching
  • Teaching Quality has improved and children get off to an outstanding start in the early years
  • Teaching learning and assessment are often excellent in English and mathematics, progress is consistently good or better
  • Leaders demonstrate determination to continue to improve the school

“We’re extremely pleased and are particularly delighted with the outstanding judgements for pupil’s behaviour and early years’ provision,” said Sir John Lillie Primary headteacher Sue Hayward.

“Our pupils are extremely hard working and many, as noted in the report, achieve better than their peers nationally in reading, writing and maths.

“We will continue with our good work and further develop this in the future, providing the best outcomes for all in our community.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported the school.”

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