St Mary’s Catholic Infant School

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St Mary’s Catholic Infant School


Name St Mary’s Catholic Infant School
Website http://www.stmaryscatholicprimaryschoolstrust.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Bedford Park, Croydon, CR0 2AQ
Phone Number 02086882891
Type Academy
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 208 (46.6% boys 53.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.7
Academy Sponsor St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 25.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 87.4%
Persisitent Absence 4.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 December 2007)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Description of the school

This larger than average two-form entry school is situated in the heart of Croydon town centre. It serves 13 parishes and its pupils come from a wide geographical area. Almost all the pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and two-thirds speak English as an additional language. This proportion is increasing. Many pupils speak little or no English when they join the school. The school has a higher than average percentage of vulnerable pupils such as refugees and asylum seekers. Over ninety per cent of the children are from practising Catholic families. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate