Woodland Road, Gipsy Hill, London SE19 1PA
10 reasons to choose Paxton Primary School
Paxton Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 66. It is one of the best state primary schools in Crystal Palace and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
Paxton Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 3 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school is federated with five other local primary schools in the Gipsy Hill Federation. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Paxton Primary School has two or three classes per year, and an average class size of 25 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Paxton Primary School achieves attainment results that are around the national average. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The Paxton Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Paxton Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Paxton Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional 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 Paxton Primary School
Dulwich Wood Primary School (0.8 miles); St Luke’s Church of England Primary School, West Norwood (0.9 miles); Elm Wood School (1 mile).
Sydenham High School GDST (1.3 miles); Dulwich College (1.3 miles); Alleyn’s School (2.5 miles).
Kingsdale Foundation School (1 mile); Harris Academy Upper Norwood (1.1 miles); Harris City Academy Crystal Palace (1.1 miles).