Derwent Lower School

Primary

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Hitchin Road
Henlow
SG16 6BA
01462812047
Pupils
131
Ages
3 - 9
Gender
Mixed
Type
Foundation school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(6/2/18)
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This is a much smaller school than average. Pupils are organised into five classes, one for each year group. The vast majority of pupils are White British. A very low proportion of the pupils are eligible for pupil premium because they are in the care of the local authority or known to be eligible for free school meals. However, a high proportion (around 60%) have a parent serving in the Armed Forces, mostly on the base next to the school. At any one time, a significant number of these children’s parents are on extended service abroad. These pupils are also eligible for pupil premium. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. More than one third of the pupils join or leave the school at other than the usual times, mainly due to postings of Armed Forces personnel. The school has at its own request been supported in its work by a national leader of education who is the headteacher at Fairfield Park Lower School in Stotfold, and also by the local authority. Since the last inspection, a new headteacher has been appointed, who took up post in April 2013. A new chair of governors was elected in September 2013 and the school’s first assistant headteacher also took up post from September 2013. Half of the teaching staff have been appointed in the last two years.

Derwent Lower School Catchment Area Map

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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

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