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We are very proud to have been judged to be a Good school by Ofsted. Here are some highlights:

 

We spoke with pupils in every year group and they told us how much they enjoy coming to Summerside. Pupils are polite and respectful to others... Pupils’ achievement, in their learning and behaviour are celebrated every day.

 

Leaders and teachers expect all pupils to achieve highly. Pupils do well in English and mathematics. They enjoy the new themes, and leaders have good plans in place to help pupils learn even more in subjects such as history and music.

 

Pupils help each other, often without being asked by an adult. They behave well in lessons and in the playground. Pupils are safe and feel safe.

 

The school’s ethos encourages pupils to respect difference and to value diversity. Pupils know the importance of inclusion... Pupils get on well with each other.

 

The early years provides the youngest children with strong foundations for future learning. Staff follow children’s interests and plan activities that develop children’s skills. Staff interact with children well.

 

Pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6. Pupils read fluently and develop strong comprehension skills. They leave the school well prepared for Year 7. Some pupils join the school at different times of the year. Staff help these pupils well. 

 

We do still have areas to develop. We have started to work on these and have:

  • Organised more clubs this half term. See our "Clubs" page.
  • Continued to implement our plans for our full curriculum and support teacher subject knowledge.
  • Arranged Read Write Inc training for our full staff in September 2020. This will be followed up with some support days at Summerside by the Read Write Inc trainer.

Reach 2 Moderated Trust Reviews.

 

On 30th October and 1st November, Summerside was visited by six reviewers. During the two days, the reviewers thoroughly and rigorously looked at all aspects of school effectiveness. The team:

  • Visited lessons;
  • Talked to parents, staff, children and Governors;
  • Looked at children’s books;
  • Interviewed leaders;
  • Looked in detail at four subjects: Early Reading, Maths, History and Science.

The review team agreed with our own evaluation that the school is in a strong place and provides effective education for our children. Here are some quotes from the team:

 

“Leaders have taken concerted action over time to improve outcomes and to ensure pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum... They have worked hard to improve the quality of education so that pupils enjoy learning, develop an understanding of the wider world and are well prepared for the next stage of their education.”

 

“Leaders give early reading a high priority and ensure that pupils develop a love of books and stories from the start of their time at school. In early years, for example, there are a range of very stimulating opportunities for young children to enjoy reading.”

 

“Pupils at this school learn a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum is not narrowed and leaders have made concerted efforts to ensure that the timetabling of topics and subjects mean that the full range of national curriculum subjects is taught. Pupils agree that they enjoy a wide range of subjects and are increasingly acquiring a broader range of knowledge and understanding from their learning in these subjects.”

 

“Pupils behave very well and value their education. Adults manage pupils’ behaviour effectively and there are a very effective range of thoughtful strategies to support pupils to self-regulate their behaviour.”

 

“Pupils are supported to develop strong values and respect for others, including those with different faiths. They talk about issues such as online safety, equality and bullying others with a sense of fairness and recognise that the school encourages them to embrace and celebrate difference.”

 

On 14th and 15th November 2018, we had a visit from a team of six reviewers. During the two days, the reviewers thoroughly and rigorously looked at all aspects of school effectiveness. The team:

  • Visited lessons;
  • Talked to parents, staff, children and Governors;
  • Looked at children’s books;
  • Interviewed leaders;
  • Carried out a learning walk.

The review team agreed with our own evaluation that the school is in a strong place and is making good progress to meet the high expectations we aspire to and our children deserve. Here are some quotes from the team:

 

"There is a culture of high expectations at Summerside. Pupils typically behave very well. They are proud of their school and really love coming to school."

 

"The school keeps a careful check on how well each individual pupil is doing. Any pupil at risk of falling behind with their learning is quickly picked up and additional support is provided, where appropriate. There is strong commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils at Summerside. "

 

"Pupils are very thoughtful and reflective at Summerside and show high levels of care and concern for others other. Pupils work very well in groups together."

 

"Lessons are typically well-planned and well-delivered. Teachers plan together in year group teams… and this helps ensure consistent provision across each year group. Teachers and teaching assistants form a strong team; typically working seamlessly together to make a significant contribution to pupils’ learning."

Academic Results and Data

 

From September 2017, Summerside Primary School became a new school, Summerside Primary Academy.

 

Key Stage 2 results

 

Working at greater depth

 

  Reading Writing Maths

Reading, writing

and maths combined

2019 Summerside Primary Academy * 11% 23% 51% 4%
2018 Summerside Primary Academy 27% 25% 27% 13%
2018 National 28% 20% 23% 10%
2017 Summerside Primary School 17% 27% 25% 8%

 

Working at expected standard

 

  Reading Writing Maths

Reading, writing

and maths combined

2019 Summerside Primary Academy* 74% 84% 88% 70%
2018 Summerside Primary Academy 77% 79% 82% 70%
2018 National 75% 78% 76% 64%
2017 Summerside Primary School 65% 82% 75% 61%

* 5 children have been removed as they are new to the UK and to English since September 2017.

 

Progress measures

 

  Reading Writing Maths
2019 Summerside Primary Academy 3.1 5.2 7.3
2018 Summerside Primary Academy 2.7 3.6 3.2
2018 National 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 Summerside Primary School -2.0 2.9 1.0

Our 2019 progress scores put us in the top 20% of schools nationally.

Our 2019 Writing and Maths progress scores put us in the top 5% of schools nationally.

 

Average scaled score

 

  Reading Maths
2019 Summerside Primary Academy * 103 109
2018 Summerside Primary Academy 105 106
2018 National 105 104
2017 Summerside Primary School 102 106
2016 Summerside Primary School 104 104

* 5 children have been removed as they are new to the UK and to English since September 2017

 

Link to our online results: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/144653?tab=primary

 

Key Stage 1 results

 

Working at greater depth

 

  Reading Writing Maths
2019 Summerside Primary Academy 32% 23% 32%
2018 Summerside Primary Academy 26% 14% 25%
2018 National 26% 16% 22%
2017 Summerside Primary School 16% 12% 17%
2016 Summerside Primary School 15% 0% 11%

 

Working at expected standard

 

  Reading Writing Maths

Reading, writing

and maths combined

2019 Summerside Primary Academy 71% 61% 77% 61%
2018 Summerside Primary Academy 72% 67% 80% 66%
2018 National 75% 70% 76% 65%
2017 Summerside Primary School 71% 59% 72% 65%
2016 Summerside Primary School 59% 43% 60%  

London Borough of Barnet on-line Admissions

 

Barnet manages admissions on behalf of Summerside. Please apply on-line, using this link.

 

https://www.barnet.gov.uk/citizen-home/schools-and-education/school-admissions/primary-school-admissions.html

 

If you would like to visit Summerside, please contact our school office to arrange a time. 

Information for parents and carers

 

Please click the link below for the latest information leaflet and videos for parents about end of key stage assessments (often referred to as SATs) for 7 and 11 year olds:

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

 

The Children and Families Act  contains a range of measures focusing on vulnerable children and their families. Part 3 of the Act refers to reform in the law for the education of children and young adults up to the age of 25 with Special Educational Needs. The provisions of the new Act apply from September 1st 2014 with the incremental introduction of Education, Health and Care Plans.

 

Please go to the Special Needs item on this menu to find out more about the new Code of Practice Inclusion