Green Park Community Primary School

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Green Park Community Primary School

Name Green Park Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 31 January 2017
Address The Linces, Buckland, Dover, Kent, CT16 2BN
Phone Number 01304822663
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 378 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 30.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.1%
Persisitent Absence 12.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes, our last distance offered data is FREE

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school and the roll is expanding. There are three mixed-age classes for pupils in Year 5 and Year 6 and two classes in every other year group. The Reception Year operates as one early years unit, which children attend on a full-time basis. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium funding is above average. The school provides daily breakfast and after-school clubs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The school is the lead school for the Dover collaboration of four member schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils at Green Park are great ambassadors for their outstanding school. They love the school, take great pride in their achievements and enjoy all that they do. The headteacher provides outstanding and inspirational leadership for the school. He is very well supported by the deputy headteacher. Together with other senior leaders and governors, they have worked very successfully to move the school to outstanding since the previous inspection. The shared aim and ambition of all leaders and their relentless pursuit of excellence has brought about improvements in all aspects of the school’s work. From starting points that are well below those typical for their age when children start in the Reception Year, pupils make outstanding progress throughout their time in the school. Children make very rapid progress in the early years because the quality of the provision is excellent. All groups of pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and the most able pupils are very effectively supported to make strong progress from their starting points. The proportion of pupils who reach at least the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6 is above that found nationally. Teaching and learning are outstanding. Teachers have high expectations. They know their pupils extremely well and make sure that the work they plan is very well targeted to the individual needs of all pupils. Pupils develop excellent personal skills. They are nurtured and thrive as well-rounded individuals. They are friendly, confident and well mannered. They behave exceptionally well, feel safe and are respectful and caring of each other and adults. Parents are very supportive of the school and its leadership. A parent summed up the views of many with the comment: ‘An amazing school with strong leadership.’ Leaders are fully aware that more pupils could be achieving greater depth in their learning and have set ambitious targets to achieve this.