Clare House Primary School


Name Clare House Primary School
Website http://www.clarehouseprimaryschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 March 2019
Address Overbury Avenue, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6PY
Phone Number 02086584633
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 415 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Academy Sponsor Langley Park Learning Trust
Local Authority Bromley
Percentage Free School Meals 2.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.5%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is part of the Langley Park Learning Trust. The local governing body has a full range of delegated powers and works alongside a separate board of trustees. The executive headteacher is also the chief executive officer of the trust. The head of school leads and manages the school in his absence. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. There are two Reception classes in the early years. All pupils attend the school full-time. The school does not make use of any additional provision or resources off-site. It hosts breakfast and after-school clubs but these are not under the management of trustees or governors. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The executive headteacher and head of school provide inspirational leadership which ensures that a strong culture of high expectations prevails. Governors offer well-informed and skilful challenge to leaders. They understand the school’s provision in great depth. Consistently effective teaching ensures that pupils enjoy lessons and receive high-quality guidance. This sustains their strong progress across a range of subjects. Additional adults assess and guide pupils exceptionally well. Leaders are making sure that resources and additional funding are put to excellent use. As a result, all groups of pupils, including those entitled to the pupil premium, make similar strong progress. The teaching of mathematics and English helps pupils learn and develop key skills securely and apply these confidently to new tasks. The strong emphasis teachers place on developing pupils’ speaking and listening skills helps them to talk about their work eloquently. This develops pupils’ self-confidence and understanding. The curriculum is implemented well. As a result, pupils gain and build on knowledge and benefit from many opportunities to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Leaders responsible for subjects and other aspects of school provision typically make a significant contribution to school improvement. Senior leaders recognise the need to develop the leadership skills of some leaders who have recently taken up their roles. Pupils behave impeccably in and out of lessons. Attendance rates are high and there is no persistent absence. Pupils, parents, carers and staff are overwhelmingly positive about pupils’ personal development as a result of the school’s work. The early years provision gets children off to a secure start. Learning activities intrigue children from the outset and leaders ensure that the school’s values are communicated clearly.