New Valley Primary School

Name New Valley Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address New Valley Primary School, Purley, CR8 4AZ
Phone Number 02086601325
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 179 (45.3% boys 54.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.4
Academy Sponsor Pace Academy Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 33.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 19.1%
Persisitent Absence 19.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (20 June 2017)
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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. This school is a member of the Chipstead Valley Academy Trust, which continues to support the school and has done since it joined in September 2014. The school is smaller in size than most primary schools. The largest ethnic group of pupils represented in the school are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils speaking English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of pupils that join or leave the school during term time is slightly below average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This school is very well led by a visionary head of school. Together with effective support from the executive headteacher and governing body, he has improved teaching and outcomes since the school opened. Pupils in all year groups are making good progress. No groups of pupils underachieve as effective systems are in place to check their progress at regular intervals. Governors have been highly effective in ensuring that leadership has made a direct impact on improved outcomes for pupils. Because of this, the school has made rapid and sustained progress. Teaching has not only focused on improving pupils’ skills in English and mathematics but also on developing pupils work in the visual arts and the wider curriculum. Pupils’ attendance is improving although there is still room for further progress, especially for the school’s disadvantaged pupils. Teachers know the pupils well. They are effective in delivering exciting lessons that capture the interests of nearly all groups of pupils, so they do well. Occasionally, pupils who are more able could do harder work, and additional help is sometimes needed for those who struggle. Good provision in the early years means that children progress rapidly and are well prepared for Year 1. Well-matched provision for the school’s disadvantaged pupils means that they make good progress that helps them catch up with their peers. The school nurtures pupils well and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is well promoted.