Chipstead Valley Primary School

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Chipstead Valley Primary School


Name Chipstead Valley Primary School
Website http://www.chipsteadvalley.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, CR5 3BW
Phone Number 01737553255
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 676 (50.9% boys 49.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.8
Academy Sponsor Pace Academy Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.2%
Persisitent Absence 6.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 March 2013)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

Chipstead Valley is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. It is part of a ‘hard’ Federation with Coulsdon Nursery School and the Chipstead Valley Children’s Centre. The schools have the same headteacher and governing body, and some staff work across the two schools. About two thirds of the children who attend the nursery school transfer to the school’s Reception classes. Other children join the school from a variety of pre-school settings. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is slightly below the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children whose parents are in the armed forces) is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. The school manages the on-site breakfast club and the after-school club, and they were part of this inspection. The nursery school and children’s centre were not part of this inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils respond enthusiastically to the school’s challenge to ‘Be the best you can be’. Their overwhelmingly positive approach to school helps them to make excellent progress. Achievement is outstanding overall and particularly high in reading. In Year 6 tests, many more pupils achieve the expected levels in both English and mathematics than do so nationally. Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are enjoyable and have a high level of challenge for all. Pupils are given excellent guidance on how to improve their work. The school provides outstandingly well for pupils who find learning difficult, so that they can take part fully in school life and achieve to the best of their ability. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and they work together extremely well. They are polite, friendly and get on very well with each other and adults. Attendance is above average. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding because they are given so many opportunities to use their personal skills. The quality of work in art and music is outstanding and pupils also achieve very well in physical education and sport. The partnership between the inspirational headteacher and the staff, members of the governing body, parents and carers, and pupils has created an exceptionally attractive and stimulating environment where all pupils can succeed. The school has continued to improve since it was last inspected, and parents and carers are highly appreciative of the high quality of education it offers their children. The Federation supports the school’s development strongly and gives continuity of education for children and good professional development opportunities for staff.