Joseph Hood Primary School


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Whatley Avenue
Raynes Park
SW20 9NS
3 - 11
Community school
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School Description

The school is larger than most primary schools. Currently, there are two forms of entry in Key Stage 1 and the school is expanding year-on-year to become a two-form entry primary school by September 2016. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is about average. This is additional funding to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, pupils who are in the care of the local authority or pupils from service families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also average. The proportion of pupils who are from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school runs a breakfast club and an after school club. There is no alternative provision for pupils. There has been a significant change to the teaching team since the previous inspection. A substantial rebuilding programme to create additional classrooms and office facilities was completed in the autumn term.

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Joseph Hood Primary School Reviews

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“Great school”
"> Our two daughters have attended Joseph Hood Primary school since nursery. We are so impressed with the standard of teaching, our children are thriving both academically and personally. This is a warm and welcoming school where every child is treated as an individual. We would highly recommend.
"> My son just finished Reception and we are very pleased with JH school! Dedicated and caring staff. Great nurturing atmosphere. We feel that teachers and staff are going above and beyond for the benefit of students.
“Lovely happy school”
"> This really is a lovely school, with a committed and caring staff and an active, engaged PTA. We came to the area from overseas and my son was about a year behind his classmates when he joined. I can see however, that he has caught on massively. The wraparound care (0745 - 1800) provided in-house is excellent, and I concur with other reviewers who talk about the caring atmosphere. It is a respectful, calm and organised place, and I am extremely happy we have a place for my son there.
“Happy School; happy, polite, well rounded pupils.”
"> My husband and I chose this school for our son. He started in nursery and he is now in KS2. We have been extremely satisfied with this school. He loves going to school, is happy and is a confident individual. The teachers cater for all pupils' needs and there is such a caring atmosphere across the whole school. I cannot praise this school enough. Staff are approachable and other pupils are polite and friendly. This school is certainly teaching to ensure all children make academic progress but alongside is also teaching children to become valuable citizens of the future. I would recommend this school to anyone.
“A great, friendly school with a "small village school" vibe”
"> My son is so happy and confident at this school - he is a bright boy whose needs are extremely well catered for. The staff are so friendly and they really care about helping their students meet and exceed their full potential. The international student population reflects the real world and not just the middle-class mindset. The PTA are extremely welcoming and the headteacher is so approachable. We couldn't be happier.
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