Krishna Avanti Primary School


Name Krishna Avanti Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 April 2019
Address Southbridge Place, Croydon, CR0 4HA
Phone Number 02083534253
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Hindu
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Academy Sponsor Avanti Schools Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 10%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Krishna Avanti Primary School opened in September 2016. It is part of the Avanti Schools multi-academy trust, which includes six other schools. The school moved to its new purpose-built premises in September 2018. The school is a faith-based school, expressing a broad-based Hindu observance underpinned by the Chaitanya Hindu tradition. Nearly all pupils speak English as an additional language. A smaller than average proportion of pupils are entitled to the pupil premium. The school has a smaller than average proportion of pupils with SEND. The current headteacher was appointed in January 2017. At the time of the inspection, he had very recently returned to work on a part-time basis after a period of absence in the previous term. During his absence, the trust appointed an interim headteacher who continues to lead the school. The school does not operate from any additional premises. Trustees are responsible for an after-school club which operates from the premises.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The interim headteacher has been effective in ensuring that good standards have been sustained during a period of change and challenge. Parents, carers and pupils are overwhelmingly positive about the work of the school. Leaders and governors possess accurate and well-informed opinions about the school’s effectiveness. Senior leaders have recognised the need to involve all staff in plans for improvement and to develop leadership as the school expands. The teaching of English and mathematics is typically good. Teachers ensure that pupils develop secure reading skills and teachers have high expectations for their writing. Teachers understand how assessment helps them plan and teach lessons. However, there is some inconsistency in how well teachers use assessment across the range of subjects taught. The curriculum is well considered and enables pupils to learn widely and often. It makes very good provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. However, the sequence in which leaders intend learning to happen is not consistently clear or well implemented across all subjects taught. Pupils understand the school’s values and bring them to life in the positive and gentle way they behave towards one another. Pupils’ attendance is good. They can explain why they like attending so much. Children learn well in the Reception class. They make good progress because teachers have high expectations and teach basic skills in English and mathematics consistently well. Trustees and governors have a rounded, accurate and well-informed view of the school.