Godinton Primary School


Name Godinton Primary School
Website http://www.godinton.kent.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Lockholt Close, Ashford, TN23 3JR
Phone Number 01233621616
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 419 (54.9% boys 45.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Academy Sponsor Godinton Academy Trust
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 9.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.9%
Persistent Absence 4.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (22 May 2014)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

Godinton is a larger-than-average primary school. There are two classes in each year from Reception to Year 6. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. There are fewer pupils than average who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium (extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children in local authority care and other groups) is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school runs a breakfast club and after-school sports clubs. There are an independent after-school club and nursery on site; these did not form part of this inspection and will be inspected separately.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Godinton is a welcoming community. Staff and pupils are respectful and courteous towards each other. Children settle quickly when they join the school in the Reception class. The headteacher, the senior leaders and governors share a clear vision for the school. An important aspect of this vision is that the school continues as a hub for the local community. Leaders are united in their ambition to raise achievement and improve the quality of teaching still further. Senior and middle leaders work together and plan carefully. They regularly review the progress of the pupils towards priorities which change in response to their review. Achievement is good. Pupils make good progress to reach above-average attainment by the end of Year 6. Adult support is well organised and helps pupils who find learning difficult to learn well in lessons. Teaching is typically good and teaching in Year 6 is often outstanding. Good relationships are established and classes are managed well. Subjects are linked imaginatively so that interesting and enjoyable lessons promote pupils’ enthusiasm for learning. Pupils work sensibly together and this contributes to their good learning. Pupils say they feel safe and talk in positive terms about their school. They behave well and get along well with one another in both work and play. Attendance is above average. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not make as rapid progress in writing as they do in reading. Children in Reception do not have sufficient opportunities to develop their skills, especially in the context of role-play activities.