Pickhurst Lane, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0HL
10 reasons to choose Pickhurst Academy
Pickhurst Academy has a Schoolsmith Score® of 71. It is one of the best state primary schools in West Wickham and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
Pickhurst Academy is a state junior school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 7 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 3 members of Chancery Education Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2011) inspection.
Average class size
Pickhurst Academy has five classes per year, and an average class size of 25 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Pickhurst Academy ranks in the top 21% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, the school achieves above average scores for pupil progress.
The Pickhurst Academy curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, philosophy, French. Subjects are taught ‘creatively’ and thematically through International Primary Curriculum topics. 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, Forest School for all year groups and residential trips for Years 4 and 6. Eco Schools Green Flag accreditation.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Pickhurst Academy
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Pickhurst Academy
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and instrument ensemble. 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 Pickhurst Academy
Highfield Junior School (1 mile); Hayes Primary School (1.2 miles); St Mark’s Church of England Primary School, Bromley (1.4 miles).
Bishop Challoner School (1.8 miles); Bromley High School (2.9 miles).
Hayes School (1.2 miles); The Ravensbourne School (1.2 miles); Langley Park School for Girls (2 miles).