Barrow Hedges Primary School

Primary

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This school has 5 parent reviews

Harbury Road
Carshalton
SM5 4LA
020 86434428
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Pupils
684
Cake
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community School
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Ofsted Report
(3/2/15)
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70%
NATIONAL AVG. 50%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
13%
NATIONAL AVG. 5%
% pupils achieving the higher standard in reading, writing and mathematics
Absence
105
READING
NATIONAL AVG. 99.4
Average scaled score
Absence
105
MATHS
NATIONAL AVG. 99.6
Average scaled score
Absence
DATA
GUIDE

Primary Data 2016
Information for parents
Value added
-0.9
Reading progress score
Value added
-1.4
Writing progress score
Value added
-0.4
Maths progress score
93%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 23.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.7:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Absence
5.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
School language
12%
NATIONAL AVG. 13%
Pupils first language
not English
Meals
3.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.46%
Pupils registered for free school meals

School Description

Barrow Hedges is larger than the average-sized primary school. The early years provision comprises a part-time Nursery and three full-time Reception classes. There are three classes in each of Years 1 to 5 and two in Year 6. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average but is increasing in the early years. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is well below average. Less than 10% of pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care. This is well below the national average. In 2014, there were fewer than five eligible pupils in Year 6. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The headteacher returned from maternity leave immediately following the previous inspection. There has been significant staff turnover since the previous inspection. In September 2014, 12 teachers were recruited, nine of whom were newly qualified. The school works in partnership with Avenue Primary School, a local Teaching School, to facilitate a support programme for all newly qualified staff.

Catchment information

020 8770 5000

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Parent reviews

Average Rating:

BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Great school”
AUTHOR:
Very supportive. Any issues have been dealt with sensitively by the staff. All of my children have attended or are currently attending the school and they have all felt/feel safe, secure and enjoyed/enjoy learning. They particularly enjoy the new topic-based learning.
“Happy with Barrow Hedges”
AUTHOR:
Slightly odd that previous reviews were all written on the same date. Anyway, we've had one child who has just finished school at BH; another finished several years to go. We've been very happy. Both children have progressed well & been very happy. Good sense of community & school has instilled good values & encouraged them to try their best.
AUTHOR:
I am stuck with this unfortunate school too! We feel trapped, because moving schools is nearly impossible! DD has 4 more years to go!
AUTHOR:
Agree Stephanie. A friend of mine with her son also complained about the school. She is now struggling to get her child out. Don't apply to Barrow Hedges!
AUTHOR:
Standards of this school have dropped drastically in the last 2 years. Don't simply go by statistics. My daughter joined Barrow Hedges in Reception. We were delighted and purchased a house close to school. Now we are stuck with falling standards. Both in education, quality, teaching and cleanliness! Avoid at all costs.
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