School context

Oriel Academy is a two-form entry primary school with a Nursery, it is situated in Hanworth West London. We admit children from approximately 3.5 to 11 years of age. Our classes are organised according to age and there are normally two mixed-ability classes per year from Reception to Year Six.

In June 2013 we were judged to be a Good school by OFSTED. 

We have a relentless drive to provide a good educational foundation for all of our pupils.  In 2013, 2014 and again in 2015, in all areas, our end of Key Stage results were above the National Average and some were in the top 10% Nationally.

Oriel is a welcoming friendly school that has a good reputation within our local community. This is demonstrated by the fact that we are oversubscribed in most year groups and many of our parents send their children to Oriel, rather than schools closer to their homes. We are an inclusive school where the wellbeing of every child matters to us. The school has a good reputation for being very effective at dealing with inclusion issues and supporting vulnerable families.

At Oriel Academy we have created a vibrant learning community with a caring inclusive ethos in which all of our children can flourish, supported by talented and dedicated staff. We enable all the children in our care to attain knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum.

Our school has many strengths:

  • high standards of teaching and learning throughout the formal aspects of the curriculum resulting in high levels of academic achievement
  • excellent standards of behaviour
  • high profile for the Arts
  • a choir
  • a leading role in borough primary school sports
  • a range of after school activity clubs
  • access to a Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club
  • a social skills programme

At Oriel we recognise the importance of the parents and the school working together in a partnership to support children’s education. We welcome and encourage parents into the school to take a full and active part in the life of our community and we value their views, ideas and expertise which help to enrich our school. We have a Pupil Council. The school also benefits from the support of a very active parent association (PTA).

Special Educational Needs
We are an inclusive school which strives to create a challenging learning environment in which every child matters and everyone is supported to achieve their potential. We promote an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance and respect for effort and achievements with sensitivity to the individual needs of all children. Every teacher is a teacher of children with special educational needs.

Our special needs provision and support is led by our SENCO supported by the Vice-Principal who are always happy to meet with parents and carers to discuss concerns about children's special education needs.

We believe that early identification and intervention are paramount in supporting a child's special educational needs and to this end we set individual targets and strategies to identify and address their difficulties. These targets are reviewed regularly with parents and relevant staff in line with our Special Educational Needs Policy. We work closely with many outside agencies, including the Hounslow Early Intervention Service, Crane Park Children's Centre and medical services to address the needs of children including those with sensory impairments, speech and language, motor co-ordination, learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

We run targeted interventions to support children in a range of areas, including literacy, numeracy and speech and language. All our teaching assistants are trained to run a range of interventions. We have a number of TA who have received additional training and developed expertise in particular areas including working with children speech and language difficulties, numeracy and phonics.

We have teachers specially trained to run the nationally recognised ECAR (Every Child a Reader) and EEC (Every Child Counts) interventions. These one to one interventions are very effective at ensuring that through early intervention children quickly 'catch up' with their peers and go on to achieve national expectations at the end of each Key Stage.

The school has a Nurture Group which provides intensive support for children with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties which enables them to develop the necessary skills and attitudes to learn effectively and take full part in school life.

We are aware of the needs of children throughout the day and work to ensure that those with Special Educational Needs continue to be supported at lunchtimes and other unstructured times of the day.

We hope this website can answer most of your questions about the school, but if you would like to know more, please contact us by giving us a ring, sending an email or making an appointment to come and see us. We look forward to meeting you and sharing more of the life at Oriel with you.

 

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