Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary School

Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religion Roman Catholic
Address Great Strand
London
NW9 5PE
Phone 02082053790
Reference Number 101339

Description

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Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary School, situated in Colindale (NW9 5PE), is a vibrant and flourishing establishment dedicated to serving the local Catholic community.with nearly 50 years of history behind it. Having been judged 'Outstanding' in its latest inspection, the school is renowned for balancing exceptional care with academic challenge, resulting in outstanding progress for all year groups. The school's diverse makeup is woven into its culture, contributing to its close-knit and welcoming atmosphere in the local community.

The educational curriculum aims to foster spiritual, academic, and moral growth grounded in Gospel values, while emphasizing immersive, real-world educational experiences that promote interest and achievement in learning. The commitment to love of learning and a passion for life ensures that students leave as well-rounded individuals well equipped to face future opportunities and challenges.

The educational institution further promotes faith by collaborating with families and the wider community, providing access to inspirational resources such as 'The Wednesday Word' to connect home, school, and parish with the Gospel. Appreciation for faith and community involvement are values instilled at Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary, aligning students with the mission of their patron saint, Blessed Dominic.

Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary school's ethos can be summarized in its motto: "Love and learn together, extend and deepen our personal belief, stay true to our faith, study hard every day, enjoy and appreciate our learning using it to unlock doors contributing to future success, and delight in being part of a special and diverse community".

General Makeup

Number of pupils 455
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 50.99%
Girls: 49.01%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 60
2 60
3 60
4 59
5 59
6 56

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2019-07-10
Date Description Report
2019-06-12 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2018-10-02 Short inspection Short inspection
2014-10-22 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2014-03-12 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2010-04-26 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-07-03 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-06-11 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 11% 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 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 0.6 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing 2.8 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 4.5 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 37 3
Third Preference 19 0
From another Local Authority 15 5

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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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