This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school where just over two thirds of the pupils are from minority ethnic heritages. The largest of these groups are those of Black African heritage, who make up about one-third of the school's population. A few pupils are at the early stages of learning to speak English. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is above the national average. Their wide range of needs includes specific learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders and behavioural, language and emotional difficulties. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is broadly similar to that found nationally. The school has achieved a number of national awards, including the Activemark and the Healthy Schools Award. A new headteacher was appointed in September 2010 following the retirement of her long-serving predecessor. The school has very recently undergone extensive
redevelopment, including the addition of a new suite of classrooms, meeting rooms and offices. There is a breakfast club managed by the governing body.