We are an Ofsted ‘Good’ School (May 2023)
St Luke’s Church of England Primary is a school where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their personal best. Children are supported in becoming confident and independent young people, who thrive on challenge, and are motivated to learn. All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique. We believe that the ‘family feel’ at St Luke’s comes from our caring, supportive and friendly environment. St Luke’s benefits from having lovely outdoor spaces including a large field with a forest school area, hard pitch and a nature area with a pond.
I am extremely proud to lead a team that is committed to children’s well-being, achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for all in our care. Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum; to prepare children for future education; and to help them acquire the skills and enthusiasm needed to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. This continues to be recognised beyond the school through the external awards that celebrate our excellent practice.
The excellent start begins in our new Nursery and continues through the school with staff providing a happy, supportive and purposeful environment, and a curriculum that excites and stimulates children’s imaginations and creative thinking. Our children are engaged and enthusiastic learners and benefit from a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. We endeavour to help learners have an understanding not only of British culture, but of cultures around the world. We live in a global age, and to be successful, our learners need to have a clear understanding of what respect, tolerance and diversity means. We actively promote British Values and recognise their place in our own expectations and vision.
There are many opportunities for children to take part in music and sport and the curriculum is enriched by trips and visits in every year group. St Luke’s is indeed an inclusive school, meeting the needs of all pupils in a supportive and respectful environment. We are a school that sets high standards and strives for academic excellence through everything we do. Community activities and a wide range of after-school clubs further add to the opportunities available to our children.
The school was last inspected by Ofsted in May 2023.
We are delighted to confirm that the school’s overall grade was GOOD. We are also very proud of the outstanding judgements in the areas of Behaviour and Attitudes and Personal Development. The process was detailed and rigorous and I am very thrilled that the amazing provisions we have in place for our children have been acknowledged. I would like to thank all those who took part in the inspection: staff, governors, parents and pupils alike.
We are very pleased that the hard work undertaken by all in the school community has been recognised, including the systems in place, the reflective and driven nature of staff and governors, the behaviour and attitude of the pupils and the rate at which the school makes progress beyond that seen nationally.
Pupils are exceptionally happy and proud to talk about their school. Leaders have high aspirations for all pupils and provide an ambitious curriculum. They place high importance on pupils understanding their community and the wider world. The school values thread through every aspect of school life. Pupils are encouraged to show their resilience and to ‘bounce back’ when faced with a challenge. Ofsted, May 2023
Our school is reliant on the support and input that parents and carers give to their children at home too, so I would like to extend a personal thanks to you for your support.
The report itself highlights the many elements of excellent provision at St Luke’s. What is very satisfying is that the areas for improvement were already within the development plan prior to the inspection or already at action stages.
Leaders provide pupils with a wealth of personal development opportunities. All pupils learn to play an instrument. Leaders provide opportunities for pupils to take on roles of responsibility. Pupils are proud of the difference they make to the school community. Leaders provide an inclusive environment and opportunities for pupils to celebrate their own identity. Pupils are taught how to reflect on their actions and their work. Leaders place a high priority on reading. All staff have been trained, which ensures a consistent approach to phonics. Ofsted, May 2023
I do hope that you will take the time to read the inspection report in full. It celebrates and demonstrates that our school is not only doing an amazing job with our learners and families, but that we are fully committed to developing our school, with the children at the heart of what we do.
Once again, may I thank all those involved in the inspection itself, especially the staff, parents, governors, Trust and children; all of whom help to make St Luke’s the special place it is. We realise how fortunate we are to have such wonderful pupils who are great ambassadors for the future.
Key to our work, is forging partnerships with parents and carers so that our children make the best possible progress. Appointments with senior leaders can be made through the office or directly with teaching staff and we will always try to see parents and carers as soon as possible. Our pupils are well nurtured and inspired to do their personal best.
If you are considering this school for your child, we’ll be delighted to make an appointment for you to visit and learn more about the school. At St Luke’s, we appreciate that confidence in a school comes from knowing and understanding what is happening within it.
To find out about our school, we encourage you to come and visit, to see us in action and meet staff and children. A call to the school office on 02086701981 is all that is needed to arrange this.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families.
There is an exemplary safeguarding culture at St Luke’s and this underpins all that we do. Leaders and governors make safeguarding central to their work and understand its importance. Staff are trained to identify signs of abuse and appropriate actions to take should they have any concerns. Stringent vetting procedures are in place for any prospective employees. The school environment is safe and secure. We work effectively with other agencies to ensure all children are protected from harm.
A chance to join our amazing school family!
We have a limited number of pupil places in our wonderful school. Please click the year group you are enquiring about to see availability.
Why not join us at one of our Open Days?
We would love to invite you to tour our school on one of the following dates:
Tuesday 20 April 2023
Thursday 25 May 2023
Wednesday 7 June 2023
Monday 26 June 2023
Thursday 6 July 2023
Thursday 21 September 2023
Tuesday 5 October 2023
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Wednesday 15 November 2023
Thursday 30 November 2023
Monday 4 December 2023
Thursday 11 January 2024
If this dates are not suitable, please contact the school to arrange a preferred date and time.
Stay & Play
We also hold stay and play sessions where prospective Reception pupils and their families can come into school and experience an hour at St Luke’s. Please contact the school office on 020 8670 1981 for more information.