Birchington Church of England Primary School

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About Birchington Church of England Primary School

Name Birchington Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Kathleen Barham
Address Park Lane, Birchington, CT7 0AS
Phone Number 01843841046
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 475
Local Authority Kent
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Birchington's friendly and inclusive atmosphere ensures that pupils feel extremely safe and valued. Pupils' highly positive attitudes to learning mean they make the most of school life. They are extremely well mannered and polite, and behave exceptionally well.

The headteacher's highly effective leadership has been central to the school's improvement. Leaders' and governors' success is reflected in pupils' rising achievement since the previous inspection. Achievement has quickly lifted and is now securely good.

Teaching has improved since the previous inspection. Pupils make rapid progress in reading, writing and mathematics because is consistently effective. Pupils make outstanding progress in writing.

Attainment in writing at the end of Year 6 has been much higher than the national average for the past two years. Teachers and leaders pay close attention to pupils' learning needs and to their personal well-being. They have consistently high expectations of all pupils.

By the end of Year 6, pupils are confident learners and well prepared for the next stage in their education. Good-quality teaching in early years ensures that children learn well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The teaching of science is not as well developed as other subjects.

Some of the activities in the early years outdoor areas do not deepen and extend children's understanding as well as those in the classrooms. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above that found in most schools.

The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and looked-after children. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average. The school provides a breakfast club, which was included in this inspection. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.


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