St John's Highbury Vale CofE Primary School

Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religion Church of England
Address Conewood Street
London
N5 1DL
Phone 02072264906
Reference Number 100440

Description

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St John's Highbury Vale Church of England Primary School is located in the Highbury Vale area of Islington, London, with a postal code N5 1DL. The school is part of the London Diocesan Board for Schools and a member of the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership. It is a highly regarded primary school and its most recent Ofsted report marveled at its warm and welcoming environment, robust safeguarding measures, and committed staff who provide an excellent standard of care.

Key features:

  • A church school with shared values, promoting a Christian ethos while welcoming families from all faiths and none.
  • Attends local parishes to join in worship and serves as a hub for a congregation of families.
  • Offers a broad and engaging curriculum with a strong emphasis on English, math, and pupils' spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.
  • An outstanding project to support pupils' mental health and well-being, striving to ensure pupils develop good emotional resilience.

Other information:

  • Consistently outperforms similar schools in the borough.
  • Facebook page features updates on recent happenings and news within the school.
  • Closely tied to St John's Church, where students participate in regular services.

Parents and students praise the school for its close-knit community, supportive teaching staff, and the school's focus on both academic achievement and personal development. The school also works closely with parents to ensure a smooth transition from early years to primary school education.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 196
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 53.06%
Girls: 46.94%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 30
2 28
3 27
4 24
5 27
6 30

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-11-10
Date Description Report
2023-09-20 School inspection: School inspection:
2014-03-27 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-01-09 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2009-01-27 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-11-23 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2000-09-18 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 77% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 10% Upgrade Upgrade

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Subject School Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 107 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 108 Upgrade Upgrade

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 2.7 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing 2.5 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 3.9 Upgrade Upgrade

How many students meet the standards

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 35 7
Third Preference 40 0
From another Local Authority 17 0

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Attainment 8 score percentile

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

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