John Ball Primary School

Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religion Does not apply
Address Southvale Road
Blackheath
London
SE3 0TP
Phone 02088521601
Reference Number 100709

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John Ball Primary School is a 3–11 mixed, community primary school located in Blackheath, London, England. Established in 1953, it is named after John Ball, a 14th-century Lollard priest who preached to participants in the Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The school operates under the auspices of Lewisham London Borough Council and accommodates 636 students (2019) with a capacity of 670.

The school has undergone a significant expansion project, completed in 2014/15, including the addition of new buildings, a new administration and central facilities block, a wing of 5 new classrooms, and the extension of a new classroom to the Early Years building. Through this expansion, the school increased to three forms of entry, creating a new Year 6 block and improving its outdoor facilities and nursery class.

John Ball differs from many British schools, in that it does not have a mandatory school uniform. However, students can purchase sweatshirts, polo shirts, T-shirts, book bags, and gym bags with the school logo for an optional uniform. The school's student demographics feature around 44% white British students, approximately 20% speaking English as an additional language, and 18% eligible for free school meals.

Notable alumni include actors Jude Law and Dominic Cooper.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 609
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 54.68%
Girls: 45.32%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 90
2 90
3 80
4 86
5 87
6 81

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2024-06-10
Date Description Report
2024-05-08 School inspection: School inspection:
2013-11-21 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2011-01-07 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2008-06-16 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2004-12-06 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 63% Unlock Unlock
Pupils meeting a higher standard 13% Unlock Unlock

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 Unlock Unlock
Maths 104 Unlock Unlock

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 0 Unlock Unlock
Writing 0.3 Unlock Unlock
Maths -0.4 Unlock Unlock

How many students meet the standards

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Average Scaled Score

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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.

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2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
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Second Preference 81 5
Third Preference 56 4
From another Local Authority 120 18

Previous Years

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Name Distance
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0.21 miles
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0.46 miles
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0.63 miles
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0.75 miles
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0.86 miles
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