Rathfern Primary School

Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religion Does not apply
Address Rathfern Road
Catford
London
SE6 4NL
Phone 02086903759
Reference Number 100700

Description

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Rathfern Primary School in Catford, London (SE6 4NL), is a state-funded institution serving children aged 3 to 11 from diverse cultural backgrounds. Notable details include:

  • Current head teacher is Mrs Naheeda Maharasingam.
  • The school has a mixed gender intake, offering a co-educational environment.
  • Offsted rates it as Outstanding (Latest full inspection, December 2015).
  • The school has received praise, notably being placed in the Top 2% nationally for grammar, math, and reading (according to Schoolopinion data).
  • The school aims to develop pupils' self-regulation, independence, and other essential skills.
  • The Ofsted report from the last inspection (September 2021) gave it an Outstanding rating.
  • The school encourages about 4% absence, which is average nationally.
  • The school's destination schools include Forest Hill School, Sydenham School, and Harris Girls Academy Bromley.
  • The school has a loyal and active parent community that endorses the educational approach.

Additional information on the website highlights the school's commitment to innovative teaching, diverse classrooms, and a curriculum focused on a range of core values and skills. English is not the first language for 44% of students, and the school has a 21:1 pupil-to-teacher ratio (bottom 36% nationwide).

General Makeup

Number of pupils 492
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 49.8%
Girls: 50.2%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 58
2 88
3 82
4 58
5 57
6 58

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2021-11-17
Date Description Report
2021-09-28 School inspection School inspection
2015-12-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2014-03-28 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2011-03-28 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-05-27 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2008-06-05 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2004-11-01 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 67% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 5% 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 106 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 106 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 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing -0.9 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths -0.5 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 86 6
Third Preference 64 2
From another Local Authority 5 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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