Useful Information

Nursery and Reception Admissions for September 2019

Congratulations to all parents who have gained a place at Reception for September 2019.

We still have a handful of places remaining in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 for September. If you would like a place for your child, even if you did not previously apply, you can gain a place by applying now. Click here for more information and here to apply.

Applications for Nursery class in September 2019 has closed, we offered places on 24 May. If you still would like to be considered, you can submit a late application here.


Reporting your Child Absent

Parents are now able to report their child's absence online by completing the absence for, which can be found here. Parents are advised to complete this form before the start of the school day.

Ofsted and Performance Data


Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy joined the Ark network in September 2016 and was inspected by Ofsted on the 5th and 6th of December 2018.

We are delighted to report that overall Ark Paddington Green was judged to be a Good school with both pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare, and leadership and management categories considered Outstanding. Please click here for the report.

Please click here for more school details and performance tables on the DofE website.

For parent views, please visit Ofsted's Parent View page by clicking here.



As part of the Ark network, Paddington Green benefits from a rigorous approach to pupil tracking, that allows for progress to be achieved by our pupils. Our pupils' learning is assessed and compared to pupils across the Ark network, so that our teachers can see how pupils are performing and share the teaching techniques which really work. Within this context, pupils are assessed formally on a termly basis (on average) in each of Reading, Writing and Maths.

We aim for all our pupils to achieve a good level of development across nursery and reception and for them all to achieve success in the Phonics screener at the end of Year 1. As our pupils enter KS1 and then KS2, we are able to use nationally referenced tests to assess both attainment and progress over time. This enables us to track how our pupils perform compared to the ambitious targets to be set for them.

Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy’s second year of operation was the academic year 2017-18. The results from July 2018 were as follows:


Key Stage 2 Outcomes

The progress scores below place the school’s outcomes in the top 10% of all primary schools in the country. Standards have improved for the second consecutive year since becoming an academy. Maths results were the second highest in the Ark network.


Key Stage 1 Outcomes

The standards in KS1 were above national for the second consecutive year since becoming an academy and both reading and writing results improved from the previous year.


Phonics Screening test

95% of our pupils passed the national Phonics assessment in Year 1, compared to a national average of 83%.



Attendance at 96.7% for the most recent academic year 2017-18 exceeded national (96%) for the first time.

The school is very committed to increasing attendance further in order to maximise the development of pupils.