Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Temple Grove

Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Temple Grove


Name Haberdashers’ Aske’s Crayford Temple Grove
Website https://www.habscrayfordtg.org.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Iron Mill Lane, Crayford, Dartford, DA1 4RS
Phone Number Unknown
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Not applicable
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 232 (56.9% boys 43.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Academy Sponsor The Haberdashers' Livery Company
Local Authority Bexley
Percentage Free School Meals 21.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.1%
Persistent Absence 12.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.6%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Teaching across the school and subjects, although improving, is variable.

Sometimes planning is not effective enough in supporting pupils to reach the standards of which they are capable. Although improving, pupils' outcomes are not routinely strong enough. This is especially the case in subjects other than English and mathematics in the primary schools and for disadvantaged pupils across the whole school.

The school has the following strengths Leaders, including the new primary headteachers and secondary subject leaders, are securing improvements in the school's effectiveness. The teaching of phonics is effective. In... 2018, a significantly above proportion of pupils reached the required standard in the Year 1 check.

Secondary pupils routinely make strong progress in mathematics. The school provides good support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), including those in the specialist resource provision. Pupils behave well and have good attitudes to learning.

Rates of absence and persistent absence have reduced, as have exclusions. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well through the opportunities that leaders provide. Leadership of the early years is excellent.

Children thrive in the highly stimulating provisions. Teaching strongly meets children's needs and interests, enabling them to make substantial progress in their learning and social development. Because of good leadership, teaching and an appropriate curriculum offer, students make good progress in the sixth form.

The school prepares students well for their future lives and careers.

Information about this school

The school became an academy on 1 January 2009. It is part of the Haberdashers' Aske's Federation Trust.

Academy trustees have overall responsibility for governance. They delegate day-to-day responsibilities to the local governing body (LGB). The current chair of the LGB took up his post this year.

There is specialist resource provision for up to eight pupils in the primary school with autism spectrum disorder. There are currently six pupils in the provision. A small number of pupils attend the local pupil referral unit, Horizon Academy or the Kent Health Needs Education Services.

There have been several changes to leadership this year. Both primary headteachers took up their posts in September 2018, as did the primary SENCo. There are new leaders in the secondary phase for English, science and humanities.