|Name||High Halden Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Church Hill, High Halden, Ashford, TN26 3JB|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||94 (46.8% boys 53.2% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||16%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||8%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (16 January 2013)
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Information about this school
The school is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The number of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for specific groups) is lower than average but rising. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. One in six pupils are from Gypsy/Roma or Traveller communities. There are a small number of pupils from other minority ethnic backgounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision. Since the last inspection the governing body has changed significantly with a new Chair and many new governor appointments.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make consistently good progress in English and mathematics, many from very low starting points when they join the school. Teaching is consistently good and planning for the mixed-age classes and the range of different abilities within them is very effective in meeting the needs of all the pupils. Leaders are passionate that no pupil in the school will fail. They have excellent systems to check on how pupils are doing so that any who are falling behind are quickly helped to catch up. The school fosters extremely good relationships with its parent community, especially those from Gypsy/Roma and Traveller backgrounds, building highly supportive and trusting relationships. Pupils’ behaviour, both in class and around the school, is good. They feel safe and enjoy coming to school. Governors are effective in checking how the school is doing, challenging it to do better and in planning for the future. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not make outstanding progress in enough lessons. They do not write enough at length for different purposes or tackle problems in mathematics that will allow them to apply their skills. The outside area for Reception does not give children enough chance to find things out for themselves.