St Mark’s Church of England Primary Academy

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St Mark’s Church of England Primary Academy


Name St Mark’s Church of England Primary Academy
Website http://www.st-marks.academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Albert Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4JD
Phone Number 02086543570
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 160 (49.4% boys 50.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.2
Academy Sponsor Reach2 Academy Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 47.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 37.6%
Persisitent Absence 15.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 17%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 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. St Mark’s Primary Academy is smaller than the average primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive special educational needs support is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care (EHC) plan is below the national average. The school meets the current government floor standards for primary schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school is well led by the headteacher, who is determined to give every pupil the best possible opportunity for success. This ambition is shared by all the staff in the school. The leadership team has brought about improvements in teaching and consequently pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. However, senior leaders recognise that the teaching of reasoning in mathematics needs further development. Leaders have acted to ensure that most pupils enjoy the opportunity to read widely, although some pupils have not yet established a passion for reading outside of their lessons. The school offers an enriching curriculum which pupils enjoy. However, the progress pupils make in some subjects is not monitored as rigorously as in English and mathematics. Pupils’ personal development is good. They are given many opportunities to take responsibility for their learning and enjoy the many roles they are given to contribute to their school. They know how to be safe and are keen to look after each other. Pupils behave well, guided by the Christian values they learn in school. They move around the school sensibly and are kind to each other. The school understands well the needs and circumstances of its pupils. Leaders make sure they receive the support they need to be successful. Parents are very positive about the school’s work, especially the advice they are given to support their child’s learning. They appreciate the safe and happy environment that the school provides. Both the local governing body and the academy trust provide support and challenge to school leaders, which has enabled the school to improve rapidly. Early years provision is good and children settle in quickly and make good progress, especially in their personal development.