Clarendon Primary School

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About Clarendon Primary School

Name Clarendon Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr William Neale
Address Knapp Road, Ashford, TW15 2HZ
Phone Number 01784253379
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 258 (55.7% boys 44.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19
Local Authority Surrey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, ably supported by the deputy headteacher, provides focused and determined leadership. Together, they have high expectations and ambition, which are shared by the staff of the school. The headteacher's drive to ensure that all pupils achieve well is uncompromising.

However, some middle leaders require more focused support and training so that the school continues to improve in all areas. Governors know the school well. They support and challenge leaders effectively on all aspects of the school's performance.

Most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. However, senior leaders acknowledge that there i...s insufficient challenge for the most able pupils in mathematics. They also recognise that the teaching of reasoning in this subject needs further development.

Pupils behave well and show respect for their classmates, adults and visitors. They work hard in lessons and present positive attitudes to their learning. Most teaching is highly effective.

Teachers have implemented new initiatives enthusiastically to improve standards in English and mathematics. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are well supported and nurtured. Leaders track and monitor the progress of these pupils and ensure that provision accurately meets their needs.

As a result, pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities make good progress from their starting points. The school offers a varied and enriching curriculum, which pupils enjoy. Leaders have ensured that pupils have the opportunity to read widely.

As a result, pupils have developed a passion for reading. Leaders have acted to ensure that the school's values permeate school life. These values are woven into the curriculum and explored during assemblies.

Teaching effectively enhances pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is lower than the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is higher than the national average. The school meets the government's floor standards of 2017, which are the minimum requirements for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

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