Christ Church CofE Primary School

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Christ Church CofE Primary School

Name Christ Church CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 March 2015
Address Pine Gardens, Surbiton, Surrey, KT5 8LJ
Phone Number 02083998166
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 534 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.1
Local Authority Kingston upon Thames
Percentage Free School Meals 4.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 24.7%
Persisitent Absence 3.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Since the last inspection, several new classrooms have been added due to an increase in pupil numbers. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or children who are looked after by the local authority) is much lower than average. There are between two and eight pupils in each year group. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is just below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The deputy headteacher started at the school less than a year ago. The assistant Headteacher was promoted internally to this position at the same time. The school provides a daily breakfast and after-school club for the pupils and this formed part of this inspection. Children in the Reception classes attend full time.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher and senior leaders provide excellent direction for the school, and are driving all areas of improvement with expertise and great commitment. The governors and school leaders understand the school’s strengths and are quick to tackle weaknesses in teaching and pupils’ achievement. They are meticulous and swift in addressing concerns. Pupils’ consistently positive attitudes in lessons contribute to their positive learning. Their good reading, writing and mathematics skills prepare them well for their next stage of education. Pupils behave extremely well and are respectful, considerate and polite. They feel safe and exceptionally well cared for by all the staff. The school provides the pupils from Reception to Year 6 with a rich, nurturing school environment in which to grow and develop as British citizens. Staff model excellent relationships and the children emulate this. Pupils achieve very good results in reading, writing and mathematics across the school. Progress in Key Stage 2 is particularly strong, while progress in Key Stage 1 is in line with that nationally. Provision in the early years is good with children making at least good progress in almost all areas. Pupils’ work in books shows they care about their work. They are taught well and develop skills rapidly. By Year 6, pupils have a good grasp of the complexities of English and understand grammar very well. Disadvantaged pupils, while small in number, are now making much better progress than they have made prior to this year. Year-on-year progress is strong, especially in Key Stage 2. Learning is well planned and usually meets the needs of all learners in the class. Teachers develop engaging activities to support good achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Children in the early years do not always have opportunities to learn and develop their skills in all areas of learning outside. The most-able children are not always sufficiently challenged. Although attainment in all key stages is high, progress in Key Stage 1 is slower than in Key Stage 2.