Chandlers Field Primary School

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Chandlers Field Primary School

Name Chandlers Field Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address High Street, West Molesey, KT8 2LX
Phone Number 02082244731
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 379 (52.2% boys 47.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 33.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 29.7%
Persistent Absence 11%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 October 2017)
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Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. There are two classes in each year from Year 1 to Year 6, two full-time Reception classes and two part-time Nursery classes. Most pupils come from a White British background. The remainder are from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, or have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is broadly average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average. In 2016, the school met the government’s floor targets that set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has taken decisive action to bring about significant improvement in key areas of the school’s work, including the quality of teaching and pupils’ behaviour. The headteacher, senior leaders and governors are determined to continue the strong upward trend in the school’s performance. Staff are committed and enthusiastic, and morale is high. Teachers have established good working relationships with pupils and manage their classes well. Pupils behave well and take pride in their work. Teachers have good subject knowledge and give helpful advice, enabling pupils to improve their work successfully. The well-balanced curriculum is strongly enhanced by a wide range of trips, clubs and whole-school events. Skilled teaching assistants liaise closely with teachers and make a valuable contribution to pupils’ learning. Pupils across the school are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are effectively supported to make at least similar progress to their classmates. The restructured governing body oversees the school closely, offering a good balance of support and challenge. Governors check that safeguarding procedures are effective, and understood and followed by staff. Pupils and families are at the heart of the school’s work. Pupils feel valued and safe. Most parents speak highly of the school. They report that staff are approachable and helpful. The school provides strong support for disadvantaged families. Pupils’ behaviour has improved since the last inspection. Pupils have confidence in their teachers to sort out rare incidents of bullying quickly and fairly. Children get off to a good start in the early years. Teaching is effective and the setting is spacious, well organised and provides an exciting environment for children’s learning. Senior leaders do not analyse pupils’ performance information sharply enough in order to show the impact of extra support given to pupils. Pupils’ progress is not as strong in mathematics as it is in reading and writing.