Statutory Information

Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with the School Information (England) Regulations (2008), as amended by The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and 2016 and other relevant legislation including the Equality Act 2010: advice for schools and the Children and Families Act 2014.

The information that we are required to publish can be found across our website, however for ease we have grouped all of the statutor information and related links below:

School Contact Information

General Contact Information

Katrina Walsh, Head of School
Eliot Bank Primary School
Thorpewood Avenue
London
SE26 4BU

Telphone Number: 020 8699 0586
Email: info@eliotbank.lewisham.sch.uk

SENCO Details

Hattie Emirali, SENCO
Eliot Bank Primary School
Thorpewood Avenue
London
SE26 4BU

Telphone Number: 020 8699 0586
Email: info@eliotbank.lewisham.sch.uk

Admissions

Nursery Admissions

Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 can start Nursery in September 2021.

Places at our Nursery are for either 30 or 15 funded hours per week, 6 or 3 hours per day respectively, Monday to Friday. Morning places are from 8.45am to 11.45am. Afternoon places are 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Full-time places are from 8.45am to 3.30pm.

Generally, you are eligible for 15 hours, but you may be eligible for 30 hours of free childcare. Please check the eligibility criteria by using the following link: - 30 hours free childcare - GOV.UK.

Applications can be made at any time after your child’s 2nd birthday.  To apply for a place in our nursery, please contact the school office on 020 8699 0586 and speak to Mrs Pritchard.

Nursery places are allocated to children within the nursery age range ( i.e. between 3 years and the start of the academic year in which they will be 5). We do not allocate places to children whose parents have delayed admission to reception class.

In line with Lewisham’s Admission Criteria, where there is over-subscription, priority is given to:

  • Looked-after children - children in public care , or being provided with accommodation by a local authoruty.  Confirmation of a child's looked-after status must be supplied by the allocated social worker or foster carer, along with a copy of the adoption order, care order or special guardianship order.
  • Medical or social need - children may be admitted to a school wehre they would not normally qualifiy for a place on the grounds ot their, or their family's, severe medical or social need. The application must be supported by a letter from a professional such as doctor or a social worker.
  • Siblings - children whose brother or siste attends the school on the closing date for applications and still be on roll at Gordonbrock at the intended date of admission.
  • Distance to School - if any places remain, unfilled priority will be offered to children who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line using digitised mapping software.

Offers are made approximately 4 months before the September that a child would be due to start.  Unsuccessful applicants do not have the right of appeal but the child’s name can be placed on a waiting list.

Please note that a place in the Nursery does not guarantee a place in the Reception Class. You must apply separately at the appropriate time online to the Local Authority.

Reception - Starting School

Children born between 1st September 2016 and 31 August 2017 are due to start in a primary school in September 2021.

Applications can be made from 1st September 2020 to 15th January 2021.

Lewisham Council coordinate applications for Reception class places in primary schools within the Lewisham Borough.

Parents are advised to read the document: Applying to Start Primary School 2021-22 produced by Lewisham Council.

To apply for a Reception class place for their child parents should apply online directly to your home Local Authority (the borough where you live and pay council tax) at www.eadmissions.org.ukFor more information please see the document: Guidance For Applying Online.

Parents should apply for six mainstream state primary schools, which can be in our outside the Lewisham borough. Do not include fee-paying or special needs schools on your application as they have a seperate application process.

On the applications parents must be rank schools in order of preference.  Parents are advised to use all all six peferences and not restrict their application.  As it is not always possible to offer every child a place at one fo their preferrred schools, parents are advised to research a range of schools, including the one closest to your home address.  For more information about the preference system see the document: Applying to Start Primary School 2021-22.

Most schools in the borough will be oversubscribed,  Where there is oversubscription priority is given to:

  • Looked-after children - children in public care , or being provided with accommodation by a local authoruty.  Confirmation of a child's looked-after status must be supplied by the allocated social worker or foster carer, along with a copy of the adoption order, care order or special guardianship order.
  • Medical or social need - children may be admitted to a school wehre they would not normally qualifiy for a place on the grounds ot their, or their family's, severe medical or social need. The application must be supported by a letter from a professional such as doctor or a social worker.
  • Siblings - children whose brother or siste attends the school on the closing date for applications and still be on roll at Gordonbrock at the intended date of admission.
  • Distance to School - if any places remain, unfilled priority will be offered to children who live closest to the school. Distance will be measured in a straight line using digitised mapping software.

Once parents have completed the online application they will receive an automated email confirming receipt of your application and a reference number. They will also be able to make any changes to your application up until the January deadline.

National offer day is 16th April 2021. Online applicants will get the result by email during the evening of the 16th April 2021 from the Local Authority.

You will need to accept your offer direct to the Local Authority by 30th April 2021.  Offers should be accpted by logging into your account so it’s important to keep a record of your user name and password.

For more information about applying to start primary school please use the links below:

 Applying to Start Primary School 2021-22
 Important Dates

 How to Apply for a Primary School Place

 Deciding Which Primary Schools to Apply For

 The Preference System

 Supporting Evidence

 Admissions Criteria

 Last Years application and appeal rates

 Applying after the Closing Date

Delaying When Your Child Starts Primary School

Guidance for Appying Online 

Lewisham Council Website.

In-Year Admissions (all year groups)

Once the school year has started, applications for places in Year 1 -6 and reception, should be made online direct to Lewisham Local Authority - for more information click here.

Offers are made in accordance with the admission criteria as listed in the Reception Starting School section above. Offers will be made to you direct from the Local Authority. They will inform the school of any offers made.

The school will then contact you to arrange an induction interview with the Head of School. The Head of School will ask for all relevant details concerning the child’s health, welfare and previous attainment. The parent/carer will be given the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about the school. If there are no places available the Local Authority also hold the waiting list for these year groups.

Children with SEND

Most children and young people with special educational needs can get the support they need in mainstream schools.  However, some children need extra support through an education, health and care plan (EHCP).

There is a seperate application process for children with an EHCP.  For more information visit www.lewisham.gov.uk/special-educational-needs/admissions.  Alternatively contact the Children with Complex Needs Service on 020 9049 1475 or via email to sen@lewisham.gov.uk .

The school will then contact you to arrange an induction interview with the Head of School. The Head of School will ask for all relevant details concerning the child’s health, welfare and previous attainment. The parent/carer will be given the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about the school. If there are no places available the Local Authority also hold the waiting list for these year groups.

Further Infomation

For more information and advice on applying to start school or an in-year admission:

For independant advice you can contact ACE Education Advice on 0300 0115 142 (lines are open Monday - Wednesday, 10am - 1pm) or visit their website: www.ace-ed.org.gov.uk

Curriculum

For each academic year, the content of the curriculum for each subject (including RE even if it’s taught as part of something else)
Details of how someone can find out more about your curriculum
Key Stage 1 (KS1): the names of any phonics or reading schemes you’re using
* Your approach to the curriculum should also include how you’re complying with your duties in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 about making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or SEN

Performance Data

KS2 Performance Data

To view our End of Key Stage Performance Data use the link below.  The document includes the following:

  • % of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths
  • % of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths
  • Average progress in reading
  • Average progress in writing
  • Average progress in maths
  • Average scaled score in reading
  • Average scaled score in maths

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the exam and assessment results for 2019/20 weren’t published as performance measures, therefore in line with governmnet requirements we continue to publish our 2018/19 data until new data is available.

Ofsted

We are absolutely delighted to attach the report detailing the outcome of our most recent Ofsted Inspection.

Inspectors judged our school to be Outstanding in all areas with an Overall Effectiveness grade of Outstanding.

We are extremely proud of the report. Use the link below to access the full report.

Please take the time to read the full report as you will see how highly the inspection team regarded our school. Inspectors said they thoroughly enjoyed being in school.

DfE Performance Data

The Department for Education publishes School Performance Tables, that provide information on the achievements of pupils in local primary schools, and how they compare with other schools in the Local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.

Use the link below to access the DfE performance tables in order to find and compare schools.

 Dfe Preformance Tables

PE Grant
Pupil Premium
Policies

Behaviour policy
Charging and Remissions policy
Complaints Policy
SEN Information Report
Equality Objectives
Equality Policy
Accessibility Policy

Governance Information

The structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees, and full names of the chair of each
For each governor who’s served at any point over the past 12 months (including associate members):
• Full name
• Term of office
• Date of appointment
• Date they stepped down (where applicable)
• Who appointed them
• Register of business and financial interests
• Governance roles in other educational institutions
• Any material interests arising from relationships between governors or between governors and school staff
• Attendance record at governing board and committee meetings over the last academic year
• Associate members only: details of their voting rights on committees

Other Information

Statement of values and ethos
A link to, or copy of, your most recent Ofsted report
Details of the amount of time off taken by staff who are union officials**
Number of individuals (if any) earning over £100k, in £10k bandings (a table is recommended, update annually)
A link to your school’s dedicated page on the ‘schools financial benchmarking’ service

Paper copies of any of the information on our website can be requested from the school office.