Gidea Park Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Lodge Avenue
Gidea Park
Romford
RM2 5AJ
Pupils
461
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(8/3/17)
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93%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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School Description

Gidea Park is a larger than average primary school. Pupil numbers are growing as part of a plan to increase the school size. This has involved pupils joining some year groups at times other than the usual point of entry. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below the national average. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language or are new to learning English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below that found nationally. The school meets the current floor standard, whereby the government sets the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. In December 2011 the school was awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark. Separate breakfast and after-school childcare on the school site is not managed by the governing body and is, therefore, inspected separately.

Gidea Park Primary School Catchment Area Map

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This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  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.

Gidea Park Primary School Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Gidea park”
AUTHOR:
"> 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”
AUTHOR:
"> 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”
AUTHOR:
"> 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”
AUTHOR:
"> 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.
“GPPS”
AUTHOR:
"> 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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