Gidea Park Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
467
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

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.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(8/3/17)
Full Report - All Reports
93%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 8% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 5% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 7% of schools in England) Average (About 64% of schools in England) Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 58% of schools in England) Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% pupils meeting the higher standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Lodge Avenue
Gidea Park
Romford
RM2 5AJ
01708743801

School Description

Since your promotion to headteacher in September 2016, you have worked with great determination to maintain the good quality of education in the school. The additional internal appointment of the deputy headteacher has ensured the stability of the school’s senior leadership through the recent expansion of the school. Leaders, including governors, know the school well. They understand its strengths and are open and honest about areas for improvement. The middle leadership team is a mixture of experienced staff and those relatively new to their posts. They are clear about the part they play in developing teachers’ practice and supporting improvement. We agreed that they need sufficient time to embed the initiatives identified for raising pupils’ achievement. The areas for development identified at the previous inspection have been addressed successfully. Improvements in teaching have had a positive impact on pupils’ involvement in their learning. Productive use of time in lessons ensures that pupils make good progress. The 2016 results show that by the end of Year 6, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in reading, writing and mathematics continues to be above the national averages.

Gidea Park Primary School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Gidea park”

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"> I think this is an excellent school: the children are challenged, are constantly learning and well mannered, and I find the teachers and especially the head and deputy head very approachable and knowledgable. Very kind and caring school. I do think the school would benefit from extra PE teachers to provide after-school sports. Also, more educational trips would be good. But, as it stands, the school is very good and has a peaceful atmosphere. I would say this is one of the best primary schools in Havering with very good ks1 ks2 results.
“Lovely school”

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"> This is a lovely school with a great new headteacher. Children are really well looked after and staff are easy to approach. Went through a bit of a wobbly time when it was first expanded a few years back but all seems settled now. The children are challenged and motivated. One of the few primaries (if not the only one in the borough) that has its own brass and strings band. Would definitely recommend this school.
“Gidea Park Primary”

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"> I have a child at this school and, in my experience, the school is not open to new ideas or parents views. The school would benefit from taking on board parents' opinion and collaboration with parents. I feel that management are unapproachable. If I had a choice, I wouldn't send my child here.
“Worried parent”

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"> Teachers are changing far too much. The symbol of Gidea Park Primary school – the big oak tree – has been cut down in my opinion. Kids will not have enough playground to actually run in or play. The school is going downhill I'm afraid and I hope the new headmistress can turn it around. Not a single male teacher left within the school either which I think may affect the way we are preparing boys to move on to secondary schools.
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"> Have had three kids go through here. The class sizes are, same as everywhere, expanding beyond its means and more green space is being gobbled up for extra teaching room. This school is currently going one way. Lets hope the new head in Sep 2016 can save this school.
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Strongly Agree 55% Agree 43% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 67 responses up to 23-07-2021
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Figures based on 67 responses up to 23-07-2021

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 23-07-2021

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 23-07-2021

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 23-07-2021

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