Merton school scoops top Ofsted report

A Merton school has scooped an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report for the second time running.

School inspectors praised Dundonald Primary School in Dundonald Road, Wimbledon, for the progress pupils make and the high standards they achieve, especially in maths, science, reading and writing.

Ofsted inspectors were impressed with the broad curriculum offered by the school and the many opportunities provided to develop pupils’ sporting and cultural development. The report described Dundonald as a very happy school with children eager to learn and high levels of attendance. All pupils, including those with learning difficulties and those learning English as an additional language, make excellent progress at Dundonald because of the high-quality individualised support they receive.

Inspectors were also impressed that Dundonald pupils “are fully aware of what it means to be healthy” and head teacher Fiona Duffy says the whole school is looking forward to taking part in Healthy Schools Week from Monday 20 to Friday 24 April which will focus on healthy eating. Pupils are learning how to prepare and cook healthy meals with a little help from the Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA) as well as making their own sandwiches with healthy fillings.

Headteacher Fiona Duffy said: “We are absolutely thrilled with our latest Ofsted report. This is a very happy school with teachers and pupils all willing to work hard but also have fun. The children are really enjoying Healthy Schools Week and are making the most of their chance to cook up some really healthy meals.”

Merton Council’s assistant cabinet member for schools Councillor Krystal Miller said: “This is fantastic news for Dundonald. Improving schools and maintaining high standards are key priorities for Merton Council. We are also committed to making sure children in the borough eat healthily and grow up knowing how to prepare healthy meals for the future.”