The Crescent Primary School


Name The Crescent Primary School
Website http://www.thecrescentprimaryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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 The Crescent, Croydon, CR0 2HN
Phone Number 02086848283
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 516 (50.2% boys 49.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Academy Sponsor The Pioneer Academy
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 41.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 40.2%
Persisitent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 November 2012)
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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.

Information about this school

The school is slightly smaller than the average primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported under the pupil premium initiative, including those who receive free school meals and children in local authority care, is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported by school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The school opened with five Reception Year classes housed in temporary accommodation in September 2011. In September 2012 three new Reception Year classes were admitted and the school moved into permanent accommodation following substantial redevelopment of the existing building. At the time of the inspection, the school consisted of five Year 1 classes and three Reception Year classes.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, very ably supported by the deputy headteacher and other senior leaders, has been instrumental in successfully leading the school through a challenging period of building work since its opening in 2011. Pupils achieve well. They make good progress from their starting points, so that attainment by the time they leave Reception Year is broadly in line with national averages. Teaching is good overall and some teaching is outstanding. Relationships are strong and pupils feel safe and valued. Pupils are excited about learning. They enjoy school and their behaviour is good. Staff morale is high and there is an obvious excitement among staff, governors and parents and carers about the potential and growth of this new school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough to secure pupils’ rapid progress as they move through the school. Occasionally, teachers talk to the class for too long, so that some pupils lose concentration and their progress slows. The good quality provision seen in the Reception Year classrooms is not fully reflected outdoors. Occasionally, activities in the outdoor area lack purpose and opportunities are missed to make the most of the potential for children to learn through play.