Mitchell Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 9JT
10 reasons to choose Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Orpington and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington is a state primary school for boys and girls (40%/60%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic academy converter faith school. It is a Single Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection.
Average class size
Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington has one class per year, and an average class size of 31 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington ranks in the top 23% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 21% of schools. Pupils go on to one of 15 secondary schools; Bishop Justus and Darrick Wood account for 30-40% of leavers. 20% go on to academically selective private & state schools.
The Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, Spanish. It is subject based with some cross-curricular projects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, ‘Nature School’ activities for all year groups and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music and sport.
Sport at Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Two choirs and an orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 6.00pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Holy Innocents Catholic Primary School, Orpington
Chelsfield Primary School (1.6 miles); Crofton Junior and Infant School (2 miles); St James’ Roman Catholic Primary School, Petts Wood (2.6 miles).
Bromley High School (3.6 miles); Farringtons School (4 miles).
St Olave’s and St Saviour’s Grammar School (0.9 miles); Newstead Wood School (1.4 miles); Darrick Wood School (2 miles).