St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy

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St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy

Name St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Springfield Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 8DZ
Phone Number 02087715425
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Greek Orthodox
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 401 (48.4% boys 51.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Academy Sponsor St Cyprian's Greek Orthodox Primary Academy
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 14.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 45.2%
Persisitent Absence 8.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 3.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (25 September 2014)
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Information about this school

The academy is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below that found in most schools. This is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is lower than the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also lower than the national average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The academy runs a breakfast club and an after-school club, which were included in this inspection. St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary Academy converted to become an academy school on 1 July 2012. When its predecessor school, St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good overall. An interim headteacher was in post at the time of the inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. They make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards are well above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The proportions of pupils attaining the higher levels in the national tests at the end of Year 2 and 6 are above average. Pupils who speak English as an additional language make the same good progress as their classmates. The quality of teaching is good. Teachers use information about pupils’ progress well to check how well pupils are learning. Strong leadership ensures that disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress. The Early Years Foundation Stage is good. The school has improved the use of the outdoor areas to support learning more effectively. Pupils’ behaviour is good and pupils feel safe and secure. Pupils’ attendance improved in 2014. The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a particular strength of the school. The school is an inclusive and harmonious community. School leaders and governors have successfully steered the academy through a period of change. Governors have developed their role and provide good levels of support and challenge for school leaders. They know how pay is used to support and reward teachers. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ progress is not yet rapid enough to secure outstanding achievement. At times the work set for pupils is not demanding enough, particularly for the most-able pupils, so that their progress slows. The quality of marking is inconsistent. Pupils’ handwriting is variable in quality and sometimes pupils’ work is untidy. The governors’ knowledge of the progress made by different groups of pupils is at an early stage.