Purley Oaks Primary School and Children's Centre
Croydon, United Kingdom
About Purley Oaks Primary School and Children's Centre
We are a thriving, three form entry primary school, offering places from Nursery through to Year 6. Our motto is: PRIDE IN EXCELLENCE and our ethos is based on five themes: CARING, SHARING, LEARNING, LISTENING AND OURSELVES. We strive to ensure these extend throughout everything we do.
Over the last few years, we have grown from strength to strength. In December 2014, we were delighted to have OfSTED recognise us as a good school in all categories.
'This a good school. Pupils achieve well. The school keeps pupils safe exceptionally well.'
'The Early Years Foundation Stage provides a good start to children's education. Teaching excites children and the activities and resources create high levels of interest.'
We have high expectations of all our pupils. Our curriculum, centered on learning challenges, is based on the needs of our children and is designed to excite and motivate them in their learning. We have a very dedicated staff team and high expectations of standards in teaching and learning. Visitors always comment on the atmosphere in the school and how delightful and polite our children are. We expect children to work hard, but also to enjoy and achieve.
'Pupils are courteous and polite.' OfSTED
Our children are encouraged to take part in the wide range of extra-curricular activities available, from street dance through to science Eco-club. After school enrichment activities support the learning of a range of curriculum areas and enable children to apply the skills that they have learnt to different situations.
We believe that the partnership between home and school is very important in the overall development of our pupils and we work hard to ensure that the school is a welcoming place. Staff are accessible and provide guidance for parents to support their child's overall progress and well-being. By working closely together and continuously improving our practice, there is no limit to what can be achieved.