Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School

Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Nightingale Square
Balham
London
SW12 8QJ
Phone 02086733080
Reference Number 101036

Description

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Holy Ghost Catholic Primary School, located in SW12 8QJ, is a faith-based institution set within the tranquil surroundings of Nightingale Square. The school fosters a Christian community centered around the values of the Catholic tradition, guided by a mission statement that emphasizes personal development, academic excellence, and spiritual growth. Holy Ghost Primary encourages involvement in sports, performing arts, and community service, engaging both individually and through inter-school competitions.

Key information available on their official website highlights a commitment to safeguarding, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) inclusion, and maintaining high-quality educational practices. Having undergone Ofsted and Section 48 inspections, the school continually observes its performance and publishes reports, offering reliable data on student development.

A number of curricular subjects are thoroughly developed, including Art, Computing, Design and Technology, English, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Personal Development, Physical Education, Religious Education, and Science, with specific EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) curriculum overviews and letters available for parents. The school offers a supportive environment for students, offering school forms, attendance details, term dates, school newsletters, uniform guidelines, school meals information, and school clubs – promoting a nurturing and engaging educational experience.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 196
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 51.02%
Girls: 48.98%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 30
2 30
3 27
4 30
5 24
6 25

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2013-11-18
Date Description Report
2013-10-24 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-01-09 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2008-11-06 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-06-26 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2005-11-30 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2000-10-09 Full inspection Full inspection

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 92% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 24% 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 112 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 109 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 5.4 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing 2.3 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 4.1 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 15 0
Third Preference 22 0
From another Local Authority 10 3

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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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