Kensington Primary Academy


Name Kensington Primary Academy
Website http://www.wlfs-kpa.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 205 Warwick Road, (On the Corner of Kensington High Street), London, W14 8PU
Phone Number 02031467870
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 145 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.9
Academy Sponsor Knowledge Schools Trust
Local Authority Kensington and Chelsea
Percentage Free School Meals 26.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 61.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (31 October 2018)
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Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. It opened in September 2016 as part of the Knowledge Schools Trust and opened the first nursery in the trust the following year. The local governing body is responsible for the quality of education at the school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is growing due to the school’s admissions policy, which prioritises them, and is now approaching the national average, although is still slightly below. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much higher than the national average. Many of these pupils join the school speaking little or no English. There is approximately the same proportion of pupils with SEND as is the case nationally. The school runs an after-school club and a breakfast club for its pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Leaders, governors and trustees have very high expectations and a strong, inclusive ethos that places academic excellence at its heart. The quality of teaching is outstanding because : leaders provide excellent training and development opportunities to ensure that teachers’ skills and subject knowledge are exemplary. Teachers are highly adept at using assessment to plan work that meets pupils’ needs exceptionally well. Leaders, governors and trustees have a thorough understanding of the context in which the school works. They use this to ensure that the school meets pupils’ needs extremely well. The school’s work is underpinned by a knowledge-based curriculum, designed specifically to ensure that all pupils leave school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life in modern Britain. Governors are highly skilled, knowledgeable and totally committed to ensuring that the school’s ethos is lived out in everyday practice. They provide first-rate support and challenge to school leaders. Children get off to an excellent start in the early years because skilled adults provide extremely well-targeted activities that ensure that children learn well across the curriculum. Pupils’ conduct is exemplary, both in lessons and around the school. Leaders have worked successfully to improve attendance. The rate of persistent absenteeism is much lower than the national average. Pupils feel safe at school. They have a particularly strong understanding of the risks posed by the internet and how to mitigate against these. Parents are extremely supportive of the school and its work. Leaders provide comprehensive information to help parents support their children’s learning. Outcomes for pupils are very strong in a range of subjects. However, fewer pupils reach greater depth in mathematics than in reading and writing.