|Name||Folkestone, St Peter’s Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||18 November 2015|
|Address||The Durlocks, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6AL|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||107 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||42.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||7.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||28%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above that found in most schools. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of pupils with disabilities and those who have special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The school provides full-time early years provision in a Reception Year class. There is a breakfast club on site, which is managed by the school and was included in this inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school St Peter’s is a welcoming, friendly and hardworking place for pupils to learn and play in. The headteacher provides strong leadership. She is well supported by other leaders, governors and all members of staff. Teaching, including the use of assessment, has improved substantially since the previous inspection and is consistently good. As a result, pupils’ progress has quickened across the school. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils achieve levels of attainment which are in line with national averages at the end of Year 6. They are well prepared with the academic and personal skills needed for the next stage of their education. The teaching of phonics (the sounds letters make) is particularly effective, giving pupils a secure grounding in the basic skills needed to read and write confidently. Pupil premium funding is used effectively to ensure disadvantaged pupils achieve well. Children make good progress during early years because teaching is effective. Positive relationships ensure children feel settled and secure. The role governors play in the school’s development has improved dramatically. They provide good levels of support and challenge for leaders. Leaders use primary sports funding well to inspire pupils to participate in activities and to develop their fitness. Pupils are polite and well behaved. Robust safeguarding arrangements ensure they are safe. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Recent revisions to the curriculum are not yet fully established. Disadvantaged pupils’ attendance is slightly lower than that of other pupils in the school. Pupils do not always present their work neatly and the quality of their handwriting is variable.