Mayplace Primary School

Mayplace Primary School

Name Mayplace Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Woodside Road, Barnehurst, DA7 6EQ
Phone Number 01322523256
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 546 (54.2% boys 45.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.4
Academy Sponsor The Primary First Trust
Local Authority Bexley
Percentage Free School Meals 14.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.3%
Persistent Absence 7.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.9%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and deputy headteacher lead the school effectively, taking decisive and effective action to eradicate weak teaching.

All leaders, including the governors and the trust, have an unwavering commitment to raising the standards that pupils achieve. They have ensured that the school is good and improving. Governors are passionate and provide a good level of support and challenge for school leaders.

Their current plans for the use of pupil premium funding identify clearly the issues which impede pupils' learning and address the actions to be taken. Teachers' subject knowledge is strong. Across year groups, pupils are making progress.

This includes those who are disadvantaged, including the most able disadvantaged. Teaching assistants are deployed effectively to ensure that pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make good progress. The well-structured mathematics curriculum enables pupils to apply new knowledge and reasoning skills quickly.

Pupils' personal development is outstanding. They say that they feel well cared for and are confident that staff intervene quickly in the very rare cases of bullying. Pupils are polite and respectful.

They cooperate with each other in class and around the school and undertake willingly a range of responsibilities to support others effectively. Relationships between adults and pupils are strong. Pupils, including those in Rainbow classes who have autistic spectrum disorder, behave well in class and are keen to learn.

Children get off to a good start in the early years. They make excellent progress from their starting points. Early years is very well led.

The environment, indoors and outdoors, provides children with a good range of appropriate activities across all areas of learning.

Information about this school

The school became part of The Primary First Trust in September 2014. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website and complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

There have been a number of leadership changes over the last three years. The previous headteacher was promoted within the trust and the deputy headteacher was promoted to become the headteacher in September 2016. The school meets current floor standards.

These are the minimum expectations set by the government for pupils' progress and attainment. The school has specialist provision for 16 pupils who have autistic spectrum disorder. Early years provision is part time in Nursery and full time in Reception.