|Name||Heavers Farm Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||58 Dinsdale Gardens, South Norwood, London, SE25 6LT|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||671 (47.7% boys 52.3% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||27.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||30%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||8%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 January 2012)
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Information about the school
Heavers Farm is a much larger than average-sized primary school. Three quarters of pupils come from mainly Black African and Caribbean backgrounds, with around a quarter of White British origin. A third of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with disabilities and/or special educational needs is well-above average; a significant number have behaviour, social and emotional difficulties. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well-above average. The school has exceeded the government floor standards for the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in English and mathematics over the past three years The governing body runs a breakfast club and an after-school games club, both of which were inspected at the same time as the main school. The school has Healthy School status and hold the Activemark Award. It has the Intermediate International School Award also.
This is a good school. It has made substantial improvements to the quality of teaching and provision since the last inspection, when it was judged to be satisfactory. Pupils’ achievement is good and by the end of Key Stage 2 their attainment is above average in both English and mathematics. Although pupils’ progress over time is good overall, it accelerates in Key Stage 2, where in Year 6 in particular it is very rapid. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress from starting points that are usually low. The quality of teaching is good, with some examples of outstanding teaching in Key Stage 2. However, there is some variation and, in Key Stage 1, teaching is less strong. The quality of teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage is good. Most teachers throughout the school have high expectations of both behaviour and pupils’ achievement. Pupils’ behaviour in classes and around the school is good. The management of pupils whose behaviour is challenging is effective and the number of exclusions has declined significantly. Nearly all pupils say they feel safe in school and this view is supported by the overwhelming majority of parents and carers. The school is led and managed well. The governing body has a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement and supports the highly effective headteacher and senior managers well. The school’s management has demonstrated a good capacity for improvement by dealing well with the issues raised by the last inspection and raising attainment from well-below average to above average at Key Stage 2 over a period of four years.