Cranford Group of Schools
The Cranford Group of Schools is an association of local schools
that work in partnership to coherently support the local community that
they all serve. The group’s success is built on its flexibility. It seeks to join together where this creates a benefit for schools and the community, to work in partnership to gain efficiencies, to share
best practice and encourage on-going school improvement, to learn together and to develop vision through exchange including, for example, in using ICT to aid learning. The Cranford Group of Schools operates at several levels involving a range of secondary and primary schools. However, the Management Board currently comprises Cranford Community College, Beavers Primary School, Berkeley
Primary School, Cranford Primary School, Norwood Green Junior School, Springwell Junior School and Westbrook Primary School. The group has worked on a number of initiatives including, QPR extra-curricular sports delivery, the sports apprenticeship programme, innovation projects including nurture groups and EAL holiday activity, event support, storytelling workshops and festivals. The Cranford Group of Schools aims to support all schools within the group to
be outstanding. Through educational and community engagement the Cranford Group of Schools aims to transform the community it serves.
Transforming a community
This is an outstanding school. Overall, pupils make outstanding progress from very low starting points. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make exceptional progress. School leaders have implemented highly effective literacy and numeracy policies. Pupils demonstrate well-developed and rapidly improving skills in writing, reading, communication and mathematics. Relationships between adults and pupils are excellent and contribute significantly to the pupils’ success. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are full of enthusiasm for their learning and enjoy attending the school. The Executive Headteacher is passionate and fully committed to serving the best interests of the community. He leads the school with great diligence and determination.
The aims of the school go beyond the academic to include the education of citizens for tomorrow with a clear focus of mutual respect and tolerance
Basic Skills Quality Mark
Berkeley has been awarded the Basic Skills Quality Mark. The basic skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It was awarded to Berkeley in recognition of their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy,
Supporting and celebrating continuous improvement
The Healthy Schools Award is awarded to schools in recognition
of their achievements in supporting the health and well-being of their
pupils. The school demonstrates strong evidence of its analysis of pupils’ needs, and identify the actions that will help pupils achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing. This includes one targeted and one school-wide action, which shows the plans and actions that are now being undertaken, how they will be measured, the impact
of the changes over time. The school has shown how its action positively affects children’s health and well-being within and beyond school.
The school has shown how its action positively affects children’s health and well-being within and beyond school
School Travel Plan
Berkeley Primary School is a Gold STARs Accredited Primary School, achieving the highest level of STARS accreditation consistently since 2012. This award is only given to schools that demonstrate the highest level of participation and commitment to active travel and safer travel activities.
At Berkeley, we encourage all our pupils to travel to school in a healthy and sustainable way, be that walking, scooting or cycling, and we have plenty of storage racks where bikes and scooters can be locked for the day.
The safety of our children is very important to us, and we offer a number of Cycle training sessions throughout the year. These range from sessions for children wanting to learn to cycle without stabilizers, through to those who are starting to ride on the road independently.
Throughout the year we hold a variety of events to celebrate sustainable travel, including bike and scooter breakfasts and Walk to School Week.
SSAT National Award for Children's Outcomes
Berkeley is delighted to have been awarded the SSAT National Outcome Award. Berkeley has enabled children to make significant progress in Reading, Writing and Maths and is among the top 10% schools nationally.
Your constant hard work and dedication to your students is an inspiration to the community