Top marks for Croydon primary schools


Two Croydon primary schools – Beaumont Primary School and St Giles School – are celebrating after receiving glowing Ofsted reports, following the borough’s upward trend.

These latest inspection reports continue the improvements seen across Croydon’s primary schools, with 87 per cent now judged to be ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. Also in Croydon, children at the end of Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are all achieving results above the national average.

Beaumont Primary School in Old Lodge Lane, Purley, has just been judged to be ‘outstanding’ in all areas following their recent inspection, having previously been judged a ‘good’ school. Inspectors agreed that the school’s motto of ‘there is no glass ceiling for any child’ was a reality, with children consistently achieving highly. With a curriculum that ‘captures pupils’ interests’ and ‘clear and determined leadership’, not only do children achieve outstanding outcomes but they also report they feel well looked-after. The report is available on the school website.

In another report published by Ofsted this week, St Giles School in Pampisford Road, South Croydon was confirmed as a ‘good’ school. Praised for being a school that ‘includes and values everyone’, St Giles has a curriculum that meets the needs of pupils well and is a school where personal development, behaviour and welfare are strengths.

The Ofsted team also praised the work done by staff on developing alternative methods of communication for their pupils with very complex needs. The inspector said this is now a strength of the school.

“We want every child to have access to an excellent education and we are pleased that recent Ofsted inspections show that schools in Croydon are getting better all the time.

“Pupils do well during their early years in education and outcomes for them are above the national and London averages.  Both attainment and progress in our schools is better than the national average, and we will continue to work closely with all local education providers to ensure we keep travelling in the right direction.”

Councillor Alisa Flemming, cabinet member for children, young people and learning


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