Church Road, New Thundersley, Benfleet, Essex SS7 3HT
10 reasons to choose The Robert Drake Primary School
The Robert Drake Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 72. It is one of the best state primary schools in Benfleet and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
The Robert Drake Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. It is a Single Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last (2008) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
The Robert Drake Primary School has nine classes from Reception, some mixed-age, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that The Robert Drake Primary School ranks in the top 8% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 18% of schools.
The The Robert Drake Primary School curriculum
School curriculum is subject based with some cross-curricular projects. It also includes PSHE, French. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at The Robert Drake Primary School
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 The Robert Drake Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and an orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.50am to 3.15pm. Before and after school hours clubs may extend the day from 8.00am to 4.25pm.
Find another school near The Robert Drake Primary School
Thorpe Hall School (9.3 miles); St John’s School, Billericay (10.4 miles); Brentwood School (13.8 miles).
The Appleton School (1.1 miles); The King John School (1.9 miles); The FitzWimarc School (3.3 miles).