Christ Church, Streatham Church of England Primary School
8 Cotherstone Rd, London SW2 3NF
8 Cotherstone Rd, London SW2 3NF
Christ Church is a one form entry primary school situated in a culturally diverse area of South London. 89% of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds with 49% having a first language other than English. The proportions of disadvantaged pupils and those receiving free school meals are in the highest quintiles nationally. Many pupils are from practising Christian families with a small minority from other faith backgrounds. Ofsted judged the school to be good in 2016. In February 2017, our SIAMS inspection stated that we are an outstanding school.
Christ Church Streatham is a warm, welcoming and happy school. It clearly celebrates its embedded Christian foundation whilst being inclusive of those of different backgrounds and beliefs. Pupils are very well supported and challenged within a Christian environment of creativity and love. In an expression of its Christian vision that ‘every child is a unique child of God’, staff ensure that all learners are treated individually. As a result all learners, regardless of background or ability, achieve well from their various starting points.
Christ Church Streatham, Church of England Primary School, is an Academy within the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education. Recognising its historic foundation, the school preserves and develops its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church, parish and diocese. The Governors are responsible for all that goes on in our school with the help of Lambeth and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.
Christ Church C of E Primary School works in partnership with both St. Luke’s West Norwood and St. John’s Angell Town. In June 2018, Christ Church joined the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Multi-Academy Trust. Working in partnership brings the opportunity for strong, strategic leadership, working in different ways to ensure the highest quality teaching and learning for our learners. Staff from our school benefit from sharing best practice, shared training opportunities and support. Pupils from our schools benefit through extended and enriched curriculum opportunities. Being part of the SDBE MAT protects the school’s ethos and inclusive philosophy by maintaining control of our identity; developing better opportunities to share best practice and professional development across all phases; have control of our own curriculum; continuity of education and opportunities; increase economies of scale and efficiencies in the running of central services such as finance, HR and premises.
We have a dedicated, friendly, strong staff team, working closely with parents and governors, and we are working together for the benefit of our pupils. The school has a warm, caring and inclusive ethos and we know our children well. We offer excellent pastoral care to our children, and our creative curriculum coupled with our strong sense of community ensures that we are a happy, forward-thinking and successful school.
Our mission statement says that “Christian values and high expectations are at the heart of all aspects of our school life”.
‘Christ Church Streatham is committed to the safeguarding and the wellbeing of all our pupils’
Holmewood Nursery school is situated in Central Lambeth, off Brixton Hill. The school is located in a densely populated area of contrasting households in terms of culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
Holmewood provides education for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), with 95 full time equivalent places in the main nursery (2 - 4 year olds) and 12 full time equivalent places in the two year old provision. The school's intake is very culturally diverse with a high percentage of children from mixed, or Black-British / Caribbean / African backgrounds. Nearly half of the children speak English as an additional language, with many at the early stages of learning English.
Holmewood is federated with Maytree and Triangle Nursery Schools. As a Federated Nursery School, Holmewood is led by an Executive Head Teacher, Head of School and teachers working with other qualified early years practitioners. Holmewood offers highly inclusive education with qualified and caring staff. It has rich and varied indoor and outdoor learning environments that allow children to play and be active in developing and acquiring new skills and knowledge; children are well motivated and are thoroughly absorbed in their learning.
They are encouraged to experiment and explore and children are very well challenged to enable them to take risks safely and develop their own problem solving skills. Outdoor learning is supported through the Natural Thinkers curriculum and an extensive allotment.
Each child is allocated a Key Person, one of our skilled early years educators or teachers. They get to know the children in their group very well and work in collaboration with their parents. Teachers and practitioners support, encourage and facilitate learning opportunities so that children are happy, confident and independent learners.
All teachers and practitioners have a thorough understanding of children’s early learning and development and the early years foundation stage and understand the importance of working together with parents and other professionals.
At Holmewood, we believe in investing in professional development and bespoke training to meet individual needs so that all teachers and practitioners feel motivated and committed to the continuing success of the school.
Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school office.
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