Deneholm Primary School

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About Deneholm Primary School

Name Deneholm Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Culford Road, Little Thurrock, Grays, RM16 2SS
Phone Number 01375373405
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 417 (51.3% boys 48.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.9
Academy Sponsor South West Essex Community Education Trust Limited
Local Authority Thurrock
Percentage Free School Meals 21.60%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.8%
Persistent Absence 6.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.3%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders, including governors, have high expectations of pupils and staff. They lead by example and are ambitious for all pupils to succeed. Leaders have accurately identified areas for improvement.

Their actions have secured rapid changes that have raised standards across the school. Pupils are keen to do well and respond to teachers with enthusiasm across a range of subjects. Teaching, learning and assessment are good.

This is because teachers' subject knowledge is strong and teaching meets the needs of all groups of pupils. Children in early years receive high-quality provision and subsequently make good progress. This prepares them wel...l for Year 1.

School leaders use additional funding to support disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities effectively. As a result, these groups of pupils do well in school and make good progress. Pupils enjoy coming to school.

They are respectful of each other and have excellent relationships. Some most-able pupils do not attain as well as they should. This is because opportunities to provide challenge, and to extend and deepen their learning, are not consistent across the whole school.

This is particularly the case in writing. Some subject leaders' scrutiny of pupils' progress is not sharp enough to identify areas of teaching that could be better. As a consequence, some teaching does not meet pupils' needs as well as it could.

Information about this school

Deneholm Primary School converted to become an academy on 1 April 2015. When its predecessor school, Deneholm Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good overall. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average and the proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The headteacher was appointed in September 2017. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.