Kenn Church of England Primary School

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Kenn Church of England Primary School


Name Kenn Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.kenn-primary.devon.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 November 2018
Address Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7TX
Phone Number 01392832347
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 107 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Academy Sponsor Osprey Learning Trust
Local Authority Devon
Percentage Free School Meals 3.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.5%
Persisitent Absence 7.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average primary school. It is a member of the Kenn and Kenton federation. The school runs a breakfast club. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion who have an education, health and care plan is smaller than average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have a strong commitment and ambition to continually improve the school. Strong Christian values underpin the ethos of the school. Pupils are polite and welcoming and they value the kind, caring relationships that they have established with their teachers and their peers. Developments in the quality of teaching have improved pupils’ learning, most notably in reading and mathematics. Pupils make rapid progress from their starting points. Pupils achieve particularly well at the end of Year 2. The early years leaders have ensured that teaching in the early years is effective. Activities are engaging and enable children to make good progress from their often low starting points. Leaders have established a strong culture of safeguarding. As a result, pupils feel safe and well cared for. The teaching of phonics is good overall. Pupils are confident to use and apply their knowledge when reading and writing unknown words. Governors are effective and know the school well. They have the skills and information to hold the school leaders to account. Some teaching does not identify and address misconceptions in pupils’ writing quickly enough. As a result, some pupils continue to make similar mistakes in their writing over time. Pupils know how to use calculations effectively in mathematics. However, reasoning and problem-solving in mathematics are not firmly established across the school. The school’s approach to monitoring the progress of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is not sufficiently developed. Some teaching activities are not matched closely enough to the pupils’ precise learning needs. As a result, pupils’ progress is not routinely good. The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development is good. Staff are relentless in ensuring that pupils, especially the most vulnerable, are very well supported. Most parents are supportive of the school. The majority of parents who responded to the Ofsted questionnaire would recommend the school to another parent.