Heavers Farm Primary School


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58 Dinsdale Gardens
South Norwood
SE25 6LT
3 - 11
Community school
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Heavers Farm is a much larger than average-sized primary school. Three quarters of pupils come from mainly Black African and Caribbean backgrounds, with around a quarter of White British origin. A third of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with disabilities and/or special educational needs is well-above average; a significant number have behaviour, social and emotional difficulties. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is wellabove average. The school has exceeded the government floor standards for the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in English and mathematics over the past three years The governing body runs a breakfast club and an after-school games club, both of which were inspected at the same time as the main school. The school has Healthy School status and hold the Activemark Award. It has the Intermediate International School Award also.

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Heavers Farm Primary School Reviews

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"> I'm very disappointed in the school. The teachers and other staff are mostly great, but I'm very unhappy with the management. Communication is poor, relationships between management and parents are poor. There used to be an active PTA but they seem to have all resigned due to issues with the school. The merger with Selsden school seems to have been the start of the problem (I'm not blaming Selsen here, I've never been to the school). Unlike the other reviewer, I was surprised it didn't get a worse Ofsted rating. Lots of children in one of my child's classes are really unhappy about coming to school and it isn't being addressed. I'm very sorry to give a bad review but it's how lots of parents feel right now.
“Amazing Heavers Farm Primary School”
"> Heavers Farm is a fantastic school. Despite not being rated outstanding by Ofsted. The warmth that you feel as soon as you walk through the doors from staff radiates to the children. The children there are happy, engaged in what they are learning and the teachers make learning fun. My children (currently in year 2 and year 4) have both flourished since arriving at Heavers. I moved them both from another school which is rated outstanding but my children did not enjoy going to school. Now my children love going to school, love their teachers and even love the school dinners. I cannot thank all of the staff at Heavers Farm enough. I look forward each day from the moment they wake in the morning getting ready for school to the evening when picking them up, to hear what they have learnt and seeing and hearing the enthusiasm they exude. I could not reccomend this school highly enough.
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