St Mary Cray Primary Academy celebrates glowing Ofsted report

  • School receives glowing “Good” judgement in 1st Ofsted after Sep ’14 launch
  • 2/5 categories (Early Years and Leadership) judged “Outstanding”
  • Head credits “inspirational  pupils and staff”, with quarter of 2017 Y6s heading to grammar
  • SATs results in top 10% nationwide, with best Reading results in Bromley.

A whole school community is celebrating an ‘excellent Ofsted’, with inspectors labelling the St Mary Cray Primary Academy’s leadership and early years “outstanding”.

Head Teacher, Adam Lowing, credited the hard work of staff, pupils and parents for last year’s record-breaking results, which put the school in the top 10% in the country.  He said, “The judgement is nothing less than what our inspirational children, parents and staff deserve.  We are proud to have received such an excellent report which recognises our academic results and our enriching approach.”

Parents spoke highly to Inspectors about the ‘Outstanding’ Early Years.  Ann Millard, parent, said “I am so happy that the school has got such a great report.  My children have loved the learning, sport, music and much more that goes on.  It’s a brilliant school. Well done St Mary Cray Primary!”

Local MP, Jo Johnson, said: ‘Congratulations to everyone involved with St Mary Cray Primary Academy on the result of their Ofsted inspection. This fantastic achievement is a consequence of the drive and ambition that the school has shown.   I have seen for myself how the school is committed to an enriching curriculum and pastoral care, including through the establishment of the Oasis Community Hub. The school has created an environment where children can learn and succeed and continues to go from strength to strength. This can only be of benefit to local residents.”

School governor, Reverend Jane Winters called the report a tribute to the way the school “brings the very best life chances to pupils through pastoral care.  The commitment to see children flourish in their own right and part of a community is fantastic.”

St Mary Cray Primary became an academy in September 2014 and is part of the Spring Partnership Trust.  The Ofsted report highlights how the “school has been transformed”.  Inspectors also praised the school’s “spiritual, moral, social and cultural development” with children benefiting from specialist computing teaching, partnership with Bromley Youth Music Trust, the Oasis Community Hub for young parents and children, and a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.

A full copy of the Ofsted report is available on the school's website, here.