Welcome to Ravenstone Primary School
A very warm welcome to Ravenstone Primary School website!
On behalf of the Staff, Children, Governors and School Community, it gives us great pleasure in welcoming your family to our school website.
Through visiting the various tabs of this website you will see that Ravenstone is a constantly developing Primary School, committed to self-evaluation and providing its children with an education that will equip them for the future. We update our website regularly to showcase the school and share the work and wonderful events that take place here.
We were inspected by OFSTED in February 2016 and we were judged a 'good' school. The journey does not end here and we are now striving towards becoming 'outstanding'. We plan on achieving this by constantly reflecting on every aspect of school life to ensure that everything we do is of the highest possible standard.
A few areas of the OFSTED report that we are most proud of are;
• Teachers are enthusiastic and motivate pupils to want to learn.
• The school’s work to support pupils’ personal development and welfare is exemplary.
• The school promotes respect and consideration for others very successfully, enabling pupils to become responsible and caring.
• Pupils behave well and help each other at playtimes and with their learning.
• Leaders, including governors, are effective and are having a positive impact on teaching and how well pupils are doing.
• Parents are very pleased with the way the school has improved since the previous inspection.
The Leadership Team together with the Governors, Local Authority, school staff, pupils and community continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our wonderful school is the best it can be and a great place to learn and work.
At Ravenstone we are committed to safeguarding all members of our community and we provide a safe environment in which children can learn. Furthermore the provision for children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the centre of all we do, as is promoting the Fundamental Values.
For those who are visiting our school for the first time Ravenstone Primary School is set in the heart of Balham and prides itself on the development of the individual by promoting a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world and encouraging openness in our search for truth, meaning and the purpose in life.
Sport, music, dance and creativity are all focal points of the school curriculum and allow for the children in our care to become well rounded individuals that will have the skill set that will allow for them to succeed in later life.
Furthermore our school also shares a very successful and thriving partnership, involving school and home, which encourages everyone to make a positive contribution to the wider community. In June 2015 we celebrated our Centenary – there are many pictures on our website of the events that took place as part of this wonderful celebration. This, along with our Summer Fair ‘Ravenstock’, are both examples of how our whole community works hard together to achieve great things.
At Ravenstone Primary we are very fortunate to have enthusiastic staff, who are all considered leaders and are encouraged to constantly improve their own classroom practice. This in turn ensures that the children are receiving the highest standards of education and behaviour. The school has a wonderful "family" atmosphere, which gives children a secure and happy environment in which to learn and develop as young adults.
2016/17 is an exciting year for Ravenstone. We will continue to promote the positive in all that we do and say, having a commitment to being positive role models and a mutual respect for everyone.
We encourage visitors to view our school and its website to learn all about what our amazing team are doing to develop Ravenstone for the future.
With best wishes,