Gidea Park Primary School
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Lodge Avenue
Gidea Park
4 - 11
Community school
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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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.

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Gidea Park Primary School Reviews

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“Gidea park”
"> 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”
"> 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”
"> 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”
"> 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.
"> 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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