Striving Together for Excellence in Partnership

David Livingstone Academy

David Livingstone Academy tops Croydon KS2 SATs league table

This year, David Livingstone Academy has been listed as one of the best primary schools in Croydon, with 100% of its pupils achieving L4+ in English and mathematics. This tremendous achievement also places the Academy in the top 5% of schools nationally. Through the STEP partnership, Applegarth, David Livingstone and Gonville are working incredibly hard to strengthen teaching…

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David Livingstone Academy graded a “good school” by Ofsted

In April 2012, David Livingstone Academy was graded a “good school” in its Section 5 Ofsted Inspection. The inspectors noted “rapid improvements” in the Academy’s ethos and pupils’ achievements since the previous inspection and that these had been driven by “inspirational leadership”. “Exceptional outcomes in art, music and sport,” were also highlighted, as was the…

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The positive impact of partnership working

The STEP Academy Trust is based on the premise that working in close collaboration significantly strenghtens the individual partners. The positive impact of school-to-school partnerships on school improvement is increasingly recognised both locally and nationally.  So we were delighted that a recent article in the Croydon Advertiser recognised the impact a number of partnerships, including STEP, are having on school…

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Head Teacher appointed for David Livingstone Academy

On Friday 3rd February 2012, The STEP Academy Trust directors appointed Claire Slade (pictured right) Headteacher of David Livingstone Academy. Currently working as Head of School, she will take up the position of Headteacher in September 2012 when Mark Ducker (Headteacher of Gonville Academy) ends his tenure as Executive Headteacher. An excellent appointment for David…

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