The Pointer School

Type Independent School
Age Range 3-11
Religion Unknown
Address 19 Stratheden Road
Reference Number 100198



The Pointer School, situated in SE3 7TH, provides a comprehensive and engaging education for students from Reception through Year 6. This school is distinguished by its commitment to excellence in academic performance, exemplary pastoral care, and inspiring teaching. The curriculum leverages hands-on, stimulating learning experiences and extends beyond the National Curriculum to encompass various physical and creative subjects.

The school takes pride in fostering students' intellectual independence, confidence, and a lifelong love of learning. In science, The Pointer School's approach is hands-on, encouraging curiosity and using science to make predictions. In English, the National Curriculum is enhanced to create more engaging experiences for pupils, emphasizing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Maths education at The Pointer School is tailored to build confidence and mastery while following the National Curriculum. Pupils benefit from a strong foundation, learning non-verbal and verbal reasoning skills that are essential for exam preparation. Additionally, students participate in carefully designed coding activities and learning sessions to develop computational thinking skills.

The Computer Science program is designed to help pupils gain a secure understanding of coding concepts, such as sequences and variables, and develop problem-solving skills. Learning is enriched through cross-curricular links, using technology to connect subjects and ensure pupils' safe participation in a digital world.

The Pointer School celebrates National British Science Week annually through activities, competitions, and workshops. Pupils experiencing varied science topics in Transition Years, then study Chemistry, Physics, and Biology in Upper Key Stage Two to prepare them for further scientific study and future career prospects.

With a focus on the whole student, The Pointer School's values include making learning an enjoyable experience that provides the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to lead fulfilling lives.

General Makeup

Number of pupils
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 59.59%
Girls: 40.41%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 Unknown
2 Unknown
3 Unknown
4 Unknown
5 Unknown
6 Unknown

Ofsted Rating This school has not had a rating yet.
Last Inspection Date 2008-11-06
Date Description Report
2008-10-14 Light touch inspection Light touch inspection
2004-11-15 Standard inspection Standard inspection


Age Range

Special Schools

Independent Schools

Faith Schools

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)