Stoneydown Park Primary School
Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
About Stoneydown Park Primary School
Stoneydown Park Primary School is a friendly, multicultural community school in Walthamstow, East London. The school adjoins an attractive park and is two minutes walk from bus routes and Blackhorse Road station. Walthamstow High Street and market is five minutes walk away.
The school is a light, spacious 1960s building with a separate Nursery, eleven classrooms (twelve from September ’13), teachers’ workroom, resource room, Learning Mentors’ room and group rooms. We have large playgrounds.
In November 2011 we had a very positive Ofsted inspection with the school being judged as ‘good’. We have continued to develop the school for example we now have an orchestra and a school garden that we wish to open up to the community. In addition to our very successful reading programme in the Infants, from September 2013, we will be putting in place an innovative approach to teaching maths in KS1.
Our school has been expanding. In September 2013 year groups will be two-form entry with just Year 3 and Year 3 as single-form. From September 2014 we are expecting to start the expansion to 3-form with an additional building across the road.
Most classes have 30 pupils. The Nursery has 20 part time pupils in the morning and afternoon. The vast majority of children are motivated and behave well. They represent a range of backgrounds, cultures and languages.
Class teachers are supported by Teaching Assistants, Phase Leaders, Inclusion Leader, Learning Mentor, Special Needs Assistants and specialist music, drama and sports teachers. There is varied programme of staff professional development throughout the year. The school is very well resourced for our 2-year topic cycle which enables KS1 and 2 classes to work together across two year groups.
More informally, all staff are more than willing to help each other, share good practice, be on hand for advice and generally work together as part of a team to make Stoneydown a positive school to work in for staff, children and visitors.