Keinton Mandeville Primary School

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Keinton Mandeville Primary School

Name Keinton Mandeville Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 June 2012
Address Chistles Lane, Keinton Mandeville, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6ES
Phone Number 01458223452
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 136 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 5.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 2.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school in which all the pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, especially lower down the school, is above average, although the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Reception children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught alongside some Year 1 pupils, and all pupils in the school are also taught in mixed-age classes. The school has National Healthy School Plus status and holds several other awards, including Artsmark Gold and Activemark.

Key findings

This is a good school. Judged as good on its previous inspection, since then the school has built on its several strengths. It is not yet outstanding because there are still some inconsistencies in the quality of teaching which prevent overall achievement from being as high as it could be. All groups of children and pupils achieve well, and some make outstanding progress as the result of good teaching and support. Attainment by the end of Year 6 is above average, and previous variations in progress between different groups of pupils have narrowed. Strengths in teaching include the excellent use of assessment to further pupils’ learning and good levels of pace and challenge. While much of the teaching is good or better, occasionally expectations are not sufficiently high, so that the work does not match the needs of more-able pupils in particular, and on occasions they achieve less well than they should. Behaviour is exemplary in lessons and around the school. Pupils are very enthusiastic about learning, feel safe and enjoy all aspects of school, including the many clubs and visits. The school offers many opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, for example through a curriculum which provides a rich mix of arts, music and sports activities. Attendance is high and pupils enjoy taking on responsibility. Leadership and management at all levels are good. Staff and governors share the senior leadership team’s drive to build on existing strengths. Management of performance and leadership of teaching are effective, through rigorous monitoring and provision of support for staff. There is accurate self-evaluation, good planning, and a successful emphasis not just on promoting achievement but ensuring an inclusive approach in the provision of excellent care and support for all pupils. Parents, carers and pupils all testify to these strengths.