Together we nurture the genius in everyone
Welcome to Alexandra Primary School.
We are an inclusive and supportive school where our pupils experience a happy and fulfilling education. We value every child and nurture the success in all pupils both academically and socially.
We believe in developing children’s love of learning and this starts in our nursery and continues all the way to Year 6. We set high expectations of personal achievement and moral standards and work hard to ensure that every child fulfils their potential.
At Alexandra we have excellent facilities following our expansion from an infant to a primary school in 2016. We now boast new key stage 2 classrooms, an outside multi-use games area, a computing suite and also our own forest school. Our vibrant learning space enables us to deliver a progressive and exciting curriculum, developing children’s knowledge and understanding and skill acquisition.
We have an experienced and dedicated staff team who work in partnership with parents and carers to provide excellent learning opportunities and experiences for our pupils. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or would like to find out more about our school. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.
About our School
|Type of school||Primary (Transitioned from Infant school in Sept 2016. Sept 2019 is our first Year 6 cohort)|
|Age range||3 -11|
|Location||Kingston upon Thames|
|Type of establishment||Community School|
|£2.8m in 2020/21|
|Last Ofsted Inspection||Requires improvement, 2019|
|Recent School Awards||Silver Healthy Schools London award 2020
National Primary Science Quality Mark 2018
School Games award 2019/20
|Number of staff on Leadership Scale (LS)||4|
|Number of qualified teachers (excl LS)||21 (of which 11 full-time)|
|Number of teaching assistants||51 (of which 14 full-time)|
Total number of children
of which nursery
(1st half Autumn Term 2018)
|Children eligible for pupil premium||
|Number and % of Children with EHCP||
|Number and % of Children with SEN support or EHCP||
|% of children speaking EAL||44% (top quintile of national schools)|
|No of different first languages spoken||47|
KS1 attainment July 2018
our last 3-form entry year
|KS2 attainment||Not assessed until May 2020|
Our SEND Provision
Alexandra is proud to offer a wholly inclusive education to pupils with a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. All our staff and pupils are inspired to support a positive approach to diversity and to accept and celebrate difference, with a vision of promoting equality and opportunity for all, and respect of others.
Our school has a strong principle of early identification and intervention for pupils who need extra help. This is put in place if a child is not meeting targets, even if a special educational need has not yet been fully identified for that child. This extra support will more often than not enable the pupil to catch up. Examples of our extra support services are specific intervention groups, focusing on an area of need, which work with small groups of children inside or outside the classroom. The school works closely with Occupational, Speech and Language and Physiotherapist teams, who are in our school on a regular basis and help to provide specialist therapy packages.
Enhanced Special Teaching Arrangement (ESTA)
Under the Local Offer, Alexandra School has a more formal SEN provision known as the Enhanced Specialist Teaching Arrangement (ESTA). This provision supports the integration of an additional 2 pupils per year group (with 3 assessment places in nursery) who have moderate and/or complex learning needs and is available to children with or without physical disabilities. Our ESTA programme is administered by our in-house ESTA Manager who works with our SENCO to help to deliver this provision.
Each child in the ESTA has an EHCP that details their education and health and care requirements and agreed support packages. The arrangement comprises of a large group of 1:1 learning support assistants who work with class teachers and the Community Child Services Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language teams to understand and support their child’s needs, enabling such pupils to be fully included in our school and integrated into our classrooms to learn alongside their peers.
Our ESTA programme is currently supporting children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Global Developmental Delay, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, hearing and vision impairments and various other conditions.
Our staff team is what makes Alexandra School the successful school that it is. We have a very supportive staff team who are keen to learn from each other and try new ideas. Our ESTA provision means that we have a larger than average proportion of learning support assistants. Many of our staff work part-time – this enables us to recruit and retain staff who are very well qualified for the work and who remain highly motivated.
The school has expanded from a 3-form entry Infant school into a 2-form entry Primary school. We have a new KS2 building which was completed in September 2017 to house our additional classes which has given us new classrooms, a learning zone, art room, library and DT/ICT room. We have also improved our outdoor spaces and have a dedicated area for our nursery children to learn through play in, an external classroom area linked to the main classroom for all our KS1 classes, forest area, Multi-Use Games Area, snug-play area, new sensory garden and main playground.
All of our facilities are fully accessible to pupils, staff and parents with physical disabilities and have designed to be fully inclusive and environmentally friendly.