School Context

Lark Hall Primary School and Centre for Autism is a culturally diverse campus school, set in the Stockwell/Clapham borders, which has one of the highest poverty indices in the UK. The school serves a diverse population. There are over 40 different languages spoken. The vast majority of pupils are from ethnic minority backgrounds; 37% of whom are from Black African heritage; 22% of whom are from Black Caribbean heritage and 17% of whom are from Portuguese heritage.

 

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by pupil premium is much higher than typically found. The proportion of those who have special educational needs is higher than average and is rising. The school commissions a full time Speech and Language Therapist. Mobility continues to be a significant issue to the school.

 

Lark Hall is a Building Learning Power (BLP) school, following a pedagogical approach to education, developing essential learning muscles through a growth mind-set.

 

Lark Hall is also a Rights Respecting School. Each person takes steps to better themselves and their community, as they become responsible, global citizens.

 

The love of reading is celebrated throughout the school. Attendance of pupils is an important priority.

 

We are known for our inclusive practice, both in the mainstream school, which incorporates a Two Year-old and Three year-old Nursery provision, as well as in the Lark Hall Centre for Autism, which is an outstanding provision educating 33 children with autism, from across Lambeth, in a bespoke 4 classroom setting.

 

Throughout the campus we aim to improve pedagogy, parent engagement and build leadership capacity.   

 

 

School Profile

 

Total School Roll

363

Mainstream Roll (R – Y6)

293

Lark Hall Centre for Autism Roll

33

Two and Three Year Old Nursery Roll

37

Mobility

14%

Pupil Premium

67%

Pupils with English as an Additional Language

70%

Pupils from Minority Ethnic Backgrounds

73%

Pupils from White British background

0.6%

Pupils on the SEN Register

23%

No of Pupils with Education Health Care Plans

45

No on Safeguarding Register

18

LAC (Looked After Children)

0