Open Days

In preparation of the Ark Paddington Green Academy/King Solomon Academy merge, we will be inviting families of King Solomon and Paddington Green, prospective parents and members of the local community to view both school sites. There are 3 more opportunities to do this, with the next one taking place Tuesday, 20th November at 9am. You do not have to book in advance, but we do ask that you arrive on time for a prompt start.

On the 20th, the morning will begin at King Solomon with a presentation and site tour from the Principal, Max Haimendorf. The group will then walk over to the Ark Paddington Green site, for a tour and a brief Q&A session. If you are unable to make this, you are welcome to attend any of the other dates scheduled. These are listed below:



Ofsted and Performance Data


Ark Paddington Green Primary Academy joined the Ark network in September 2016 and has not yet been inspected by Ofsted.

The predecessor school, Paddington Green Primary, was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted in July 2012, and was inspected in part in December 2015. Both reports are available here.

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.