Hythe Bay CofE Primary School

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About Hythe Bay CofE Primary School

Name Hythe Bay CofE Primary School
Website http://www.hythebay.kent.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Carolyn Chivers
Address Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe, CT21 6HS
Phone Number 01303267802
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 297
Local Authority Kent
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

Pupils achieve well. They understand what they need to do to improve to their work, because teachers' marking is good. Rates of progress are rapidly improving throughout the school.

Attainment, now broadly average, is continuing to rise at an accelerated pace. The quality of teaching is good. Lessons are well planned to challenge and motivate pupils of all abilities.

Pupils use their reading and writing skills to help their learning in other subjects. Pupils behave well in lessons and when moving around the school. They play sensibly together and are polite to adults.

They feel very safe in school. Pupils have a very go...od understanding of their own and other cultures. School leaders and governors have a very clear awareness of the school's strengths and areas for development.

Governors play an important role in supporting this improving school. Leaders have established strong partnerships with other local schools. This has contributed to rising attainment, especially in mathematics.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : On occasions, the pace of learning in lessons is slower than it should be. The proportion of outstanding teaching is not high enough to ensure that all pupils make rapid progress. Outstanding teachers are not used as well as they could be to improve teaching throughout the school.

Information about this school

The school is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average.

This provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average.

The school has a specially resourced unit for up to 20 pupils with a statement of special educational needs for speech, language and communication difficulties. A children's centre is adjacent to the school. This provides a nursery, breakfast club and after-school care.

It is subject to a separate inspection. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. There is no alternative provision made for pupils at the school.

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