Ofsted Visit - Complete parent survey by 11am 2nd February
Inspection of Torridon Primary School by Ofsted
We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 02 February 2023. The lead inspector will be Deborah Walters, HMI. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school.
Your views about the school are important to us
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Ofsted Parent View, at: https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
Ofsted Parent View asks for your opinion on some aspects of your child’s school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child’s school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.
To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.
Please complete the online survey by 11am on 02 February 2023 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 03 February 2023.
26th January 2023
Torridon students are bouncing their way into spring, all to raise funds for the school! How many times can your little bouncer bounce in 60 seconds? Every bounce counts as we aim to raise £2000 to fund community events and school improvement projects. Remember, we contribute 10% of all of our net proceeds to the Torridon Food Bank. Help us support our community and make our school a better place for our children to learn and thrive!
Friends of Torridon PTA Events
Our WHOLE SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION
It was wonderful to see work from all the artists in the different age groups together in one place.
Anti-Bullying Week - Reach Out
During the week, the children discussed diversity, and how everyone is unique. They created posters to inform others how to respond if they think that someone is feeling worried or anxious or is being bullied. We are all responsible as a Torridon community to look after each other. Reach out if you, or someone you know, is being bullied.
Rights Respecting School - BRONZE LEVEL
We are pleased to announce that Torridon Primary School has been awarded the UNICEF Bronze: Rights Committed Award.
A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted.
At Torridon Primary School we aim to have the children’s rights at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to reach their full potential.
We have successfully achieved the Bronze Award: Rights Committed, we are now working towards achieving Silver: Rights Aware.
If you wish to find out more information about the award, visit: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/getting-started/bronze/what-is-bronze/
Full Time Meals
We were so excited to welcome Chef Tom Kerridge to Torridon. We had such fun cooking with him and our own Chartwell’s Chef Raheem. We are pleased to be part of the Full Time Meals campaign.
Black History Month
School Chef of the Year
We are so proud of our fabulous chef Raheem. He has been awarded SCHOOL CHEF OF THE YEAR! It is so well deserved. He is an incredible talent and we are so lucky to have him here at Torridon. Well done Raheem!
Free School Meals and Pupil Premium
How might a child be eligible for FSM or Pupil Premium Funding?
A child may be eligible to receive the Pupil Premium Grant/Free School Meals if the parent and carer receives any of the following
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
- Working Tax Credit run-on – paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit
Children under the compulsory school age who are in full time education may also be able to get Pupil Premium Grant/Free School Meals.
What is pupil premium and who is eligible for it?
Pupil Premium is funding from the Government to help the school address the current national underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their peers. The funding is to ensure that provision is in place for those disadvantaged children who need it most.
Since the introduction of Free School Meals for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, these children may miss out on this additional funding. We do encourage parents to complete online Free-School-Meals application, if they think they may be eligible, even if they do not need to claim a free meal. Please call the school office 0208 697 2762 if you would like assistance with your online application or more information.
Welcome to Torridon Primary School. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of a school where there is such a high level of commitment to children’s academic achievement and wellbeing.
We are a very large school based in a vibrant community where children’s social and cultural diversity is valued and celebrated. We have a very strong reputation for inclusion and we have extremely high expectations of all our children.
If you would like to know more about the school, please come and see us. I look forward to welcoming you.
Torridon Primary School
Hazelbank Road, Catford, London, SE6 1TG
Tel: 0208 697 2762