Kedington Primary Academy

What is this page?

We are, a schools information website. This page is one of our school directory pages. This is not the website of Kedington Primary Academy.

What is Locrating?

Locrating is the UK's most popular and trusted school guide; it allows you to view inspection reports, admissions data, exam results, catchment areas, league tables, school reviews, neighbourhood information, carry out school comparisons and much more. Below is some useful summary information regarding Kedington Primary Academy.

To see all our data you need to click the blue button at the bottom of this page to view Kedington Primary Academy on our interactive map.

About Kedington Primary Academy

Name Kedington Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Vicky Doherty
Address Church Walk, Kedington, Haverhill, CB9 7QZ
Phone Number 01440702787
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211
Local Authority Suffolk
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have high expectations of the school, its staff and its pupils.

Their high aspirations have ensured that all aspects of the school are at least good, and that the school is improving. The quality of leadership itself has also improved. There is clear evidence that since the beginning of the academic year, and since the beginning of the spring term in particular, the school is now improving rapidly.

Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their individual starting points. Governance is strong. Governors a...nd trustees have a good understanding of the school's strengths and weaknesses.

They hold leaders to account well. Safeguarding is effective. The school's open and supportive culture, and the strong relationships between pupils and staff, help to keep pupils safe.

Provision for pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils develop excellent attitudes to school, their work and to equality. The quality of teaching is good and improving.

Leaders have ensured that there is now a fit-for-purpose approach to monitoring and improving the quality of teaching. Pupils behave extremely well and learning time is very rarely lost as a result of disruptive behaviour. Rates of attendance are high.

Children get off to a good start in the early years. They make good progress from their starting points and are prepared well for the move to Year 1. Pupils do not make the same good progress in other subjects that they do in English and mathematics.

The school's curriculum is not fully developed. Until very recently, the curriculum has been focused on English and mathematics, to the detriment of subjects such as history, geography and art. The school's approach to assessment is not fully developed and does not have enough impact on improving pupils' outcomes.

Pupils are sometimes given work to do that is not well matched to their abilities and does not provide them with sufficient challenge.

Information about this school

The school converted to become an academy on 1 April 2013. The school joined the Samuel Ward Academy Trust on 1 June 2017.

The multi-academy trust now has 22 schools and is known as the Unity Schools Partnership. The school has a local governing body that focuses mainly on the strategic leadership of teaching and learning. The trust retains overall strategic leadership for all aspects of the school.

The current headteacher joined the school in January 2019. The deputy headteacher led the school, in an acting capacity, supported by an experienced executive headteacher, during the autumn term 2018. The previous headteacher took up his post in January 2018 and left the school in July 2018.

Also at this postcode
Ketton Early Birds

  Compare to
nearby schools