Bredgar Church of England Primary School

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Bredgar Church of England Primary School


Name Bredgar Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.bredgar.kent.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Bexon Lane, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, ME9 8HB
Phone Number 01622884359
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 100 (41% boys 59% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.0
Academy Sponsor Potential In Everyone Academy Trust
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Persistent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (01 February 2012)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about the school

Bredgar is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average, as is the proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. Their needs relate mainly to speech, language and communication or moderate learning difficulties. The school makes provision for the Early Years Foundation Stage in a Reception class. A daily breakfast and after-school club is provided. The school has gained a number of national accreditations including, Healthy Schools Status, Safe Schools accreditation, and an Activemark award. The school meets the current floor standard.

Key findings

This is a good school. Behaviour and safety are outstanding, reflecting pupils’ excellent attitudes to school and learning, and their consistently above-average attendance. Pupils’ achievement is good, including that of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. All make good progress from their starting points. Achievement in English is stronger than in mathematics. The proportion of pupils attaining the expected levels by the end of Year 6, in English and mathematics, is above average. Teaching is good because lessons are well planned and meet the needs of learners effectively, promoting pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development well. Marking and feedback are generally good with good quality guidance to pupils on how to improve their work. On occasions, pupils’ learning is not fully extended because introductions to lessons are too long. Higher attaining pupils occasionally start at the same point as others and do not have time to complete the planned challenges. Leaders and managers, including the governing body, share a clear vision and high aspirations for the school’s future. Leaders rigorously monitor the work of the school and make good use of information to plan school improvement and strategic development. Developing links across subjects has recently strengthened the good curriculum. The school recognises the need to embed this further and in particular, include more opportunities to develop mathematics learning in different subjects.