Tudor Academy

Name Tudor Academy
Website http://www.tudoracademy.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address King Henry’s Drive, New Addington, Croydon, CR0 0PH
Phone Number 01689843103
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 613 (49.3% boys 50.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Academy Sponsor Step Academy Trust
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 35.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 22.6%
Persisitent Absence 12.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 March 2019)
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Information about this school

Tudor Academy is part of the STEP academy trust. The school amalgamated with Wolsey Infant and Nursery School in September 2018. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Pupils come from a range of ethnic backgrounds, with the largest group being White British. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above the national average. The school is in the top 20% of all schools nationally for the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with SEND support is above the national average. The school is in the lowest 20% of schools nationally for the proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the previous inspection, the school has changed significantly. Trustees, governors and leaders demonstrate high expectations and ambition for the school. They identify accurately the school’s strengths and areas for development. Leaders ensure that the quality of teaching is good. They provide staff with opportunities for high-quality professional training to develop their skills further. Pupils make good progress from their starting points. As a result, pupils attain well across the school. Phonics is taught well. Consequently, pupils learn to read and develop their comprehension skills well from an early age. Children in the early years receive a good start to their education. As a result, children make good progress and achieve above the national average. They are well prepared for Year 1. Safeguarding procedures throughout the school are effective. Leaders have made sure that all staff are well trained. They are vigilant about keeping pupils safe. Additional funding, including for disadvantaged pupils, is used effectively to ensure that their needs are met. Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes and pride in the school. Pupils’ books and displays are well presented and valued. The provision in Tudor Rose is highly effective in meeting the social and emotional needs of pupils. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is consistently good. Pupils are polite and demonstrate courtesy to each other and visitors. Learning support assistants effectively support pupils’ learning, including those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is effective. Pupils have a thorough understanding of their rights and responsibilities to be a good citizen. Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is broad. However, in some subjects in the wider curriculum there are limited opportunities for pupils to deepen their learning. Leaders ensure that robust procedures are used to tackle poor attendance. However, persistent absenteeism is above the national average and some groups of pupils do not attend as regularly as they should.