Important News

Admissions         

Are you looking for a school place for your child? We still have nursery and reception places available and would love for your child to join the Ark Paddington Green and King Solomon Academy family.

From September 2019, following the merger with King Solomon Academy, all pupils at Ark Paddington Green will become King Solomon Academy pupils and there will be one admission point to King Solomon Academy. The Reception and Nursery Open days are:

Tuesday 11th December at 2pm starting at King Solomon Academy Younger Years Site (Crompton Street, London W2 1ND, currently Ark Paddington Green), then moving to the Older Years Site at 3pm and ending at 3.30pm.

Wednesday 9th January at 9am starting at King Solomon Academy Older Years Site (Penfold Street, NW1 6RU), then moving to the Younger Years Site (Crompton Street, London W2 1ND) where the tour starts at 10am and finishes at 10.30am.

Reception: By choosing Ark Paddington Green and King Solomon Academy for your child's school, you are placing them in an all-through school with an automatic place in primary and secondary. For more information please click here, and to apply please click here to complete an e-Admissions form.

Nursery:  Our nursery provision is supported by dedicated leadership and fully qualified staff, thus ensuring your child is provided with outstanding education and life changing opportunities. For more information please click here, and to apply please click here to complete an e-Admissions form.

Ofsted and Performance Data

Ofsted

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.

 

Assessment

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

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.