|Name||Midfield Primary School|
|Address||Grovelands Road, St Paul’s Cray, Orpington, BR5 3EG|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||460 (54.3% boys 45.7% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.0|
|Academy Sponsor||The Spring Partnership Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||21.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||13.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||22.8%%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.
The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. Midfield Primary School is an average-sized primary school but is growing in size to accommodate a two-form entry. The early years is made up of two Reception classes and a separate Nursery class.
The school has an additional resource provision for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. The school became an academy in 2014 and joined the Spring Partnership Trust in 2016. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is well above average.
The proportion of pupils at the school who have SEN and/or disabilities is also higher than average. The school currently meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides exceptional leadership.
She is uncompromising in ensuring that all pupils have a broad and rich learning experience that promotes very high achievement. Leaders and governors work together very well to ensure strong leadership capacity across the school. Governors provide rigorous challenge to ensure that monies and developments are as effective as they need to be.
Disadvantaged pupils are supported extremely well through a very good team that works in a variety of ways to help them overcome barriers to learning. They make very good progress and close the gap with other pupils. Provision for special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is excellent.
Very effective teaching and the use of support staff make sure that pupils do very well and make very good progress from their starting points. Provision in the Tree House resourced provision for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder is exceptional. The curriculum is broad and rich and makes wide use of outdoor learning to enhance pupils’ learning and provide many opportunities for them to use and apply the skills and knowledge in science, arts and creativity.
Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They take responsibility for their actions and have a very good understanding of British values. They debate, discuss, and develop their understanding of equality and democratic values.
Behaviour is outstanding, with pupils playing very well together and responding well to the rules and high expectations set for them. Teaching, learning and assessment are consistently good and frequently outstanding. Teachers have very good subject knowledge and use this well to challenge pupils and ensure that they achieve well.
Achievement is very strong, with all pupils making significant progress. Attainment by the end of Year 6 is very high and pupils are extremely well prepared for the next stage of education. Provision for the early years is outstanding.
From low starting points, children make very good progress through the Nursery and Reception classes. The proportion of children achieving a good level of development is above the national average by the end of Reception. Although assessment is moderated well in Reception, it is not consistently accurate through the Nursery.