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What makes our school great?

Pupils who come to this school make exceptional progress – this is due to the quality of teaching and overall provision. Our pupils match and exceed national benchmarks in all areas of the school – at the end of reception, at the end of Y2, and at the end of Y1 in terms of performance in the national phonics test. Our teaching of reading is particularly strong.

Relationships with parents/carers are positive and close. Pupils behave exceptionally well – adults praise pupils where appropriate and pupils show respect and listen to others’ points of view. Our pupils take pride in their work and books are well-presented.

Pupils in reception benefit from our fantastic outdoor learning provision, made possible by our custom-designed play deck on the school’s second floor. In addition, all pupils have regular access to the local environment as a context for real-world learning.

Our unique location close to Mile End Leisure Centre means we are able to offer regular swimming and other sporting activities, accessing specialist coaching and facilities.

Pupils also benefit from specialist music tuition – with pupils in reception upwards having a weekly music and singing lesson.

We regularly provide high quality, additional targeted learning sessions, including during holidays and weekends.

Solebay benefits from highly committed, strong and purposeful leadership within the school and across Paradigm Trust.

Last updated December 8, 2015