Heronsgate Primary School


Name Heronsgate Primary School
Website http://www.heronsgate.greenwich.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 December 2008
Address Whinchat Road, London, SE28 0EA
Phone Number 02083170809
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 895 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.2
Local Authority Greenwich
Percentage Free School Meals 19.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 52.7%

Description of the school

Heronsgate is a large primary school with a culturally diverse population. The majority of pupils are from White British or Black African backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is more than double that found nationally, as is the proportion of pupils with English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is higher than found nationally. Their needs are related mainly to speech and language difficulties. There are 135 children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) with 100 children attending the Nursery on a part-time basis. The school has Basic Skills, Healthy School and Investors in People awards and the Inclusion Charter mark, ICT mark and Activemark. There is a pre-school group and an after-school club on the school premises, which are managed by private providers. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate