Selsdon Primary and Nursery School

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Selsdon Primary and Nursery School

Name Selsdon Primary and Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Addington Road, ., South Croydon, CR2 8LQ
Phone Number 02086574038
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 562 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.8
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 30.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.2%
Persisitent Absence 7.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (30 April 2015)
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Information about this school

Selsdon Primary and Nursery School is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The school is federated with Heavers Farm Primary School. Both schools have the same governing body and executive headteacher. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through pupil premium funding is higher than the national average. Pupil premium money is additional funding provided by the government for disadvantaged pupils. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs on the school roll is similar to the national average. A high proportion of pupils enter the school at times other than the beginning of the Reception year. The early years provision consists of a part-time Nursery and full-time Reception. In 2014, the school met the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school operates a breakfast and after-school club which are run by the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Senior leaders, well supported by other staff, have ensured that the school has made considerable progress since the previous inspection two years ago. The quality of teaching, achievement and behaviour have all rapidly improved. Governors are knowledgeable and committed to supporting and challenging the school. They play a key part in ensuring that the school continues to improve. Pupils make good progress from their starting points. There has been a positive trend in attainment. By the end of Key Stage 2, pupils attain around the national average in reading and mathematics and significantly above the national average in writing. Children in the early years do well. Effective leadership and teaching ensure that they make good progress and are well prepared for Year 1. Teaching is good because teachers motivate and capture the imagination of all groups of pupils. Lessons are carefully planned. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is well promoted. Pupils are well prepared to take their place as citizens in modern Britain. Pupils behave well, they respect each other and their teachers. In lessons they show an eagerness to learn and ensure their books are neat and well presented. The school makes sure that all pupils know how to keep safe. They are given lots of advice about how to avoid risks. The curriculum is well planned. Pupils enjoy a good range of clubs. There are many opportunities for pupils to develop their musical and sporting skills. The majority of parents are very supportive of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : New middle leaders are not yet fully accountable for the progress of pupils in their areas of responsibility. The most able pupils are not always fully challenged in every year group. Not all make rapid progress and reach the highest standards by the end of Key Stage 2.