Kibworth Church of England Primary School

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Kibworth Church of England Primary School

Name Kibworth Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 21 September 2010
Address Hillcrest Avenue, Kibworth, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE8 0NH
Phone Number 01162792485
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 589 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.5
Academy Sponsor Discovery Schools Academies Trust Ltd
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 5.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.5%
Persisitent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

The school is larger- than- average. The very large majority of pupils are White British. Very few pupils speak a first language other than English. Few pupils are eligible for free school meals. A lower than average proportion has special educational needs and/or disabilities. The number with a statement of special educational needs is similar to in most schools. Among others, the school has achieved an International Schools Award and a Leading Parent Partnership Award and is a Teaching and Learning Academy School accredited by the General Teaching Council. Three quarters of the teaching staff are new in post since the last inspection. There is currently independent child-care provision on site which is not managed by the school’s governing body and is inspected separately.

Main findings

Kibworth Church of England Primary School provides an outstandingly effective quality of education and serves its pupils and local community extremely well. As its mission states, the school is certainly ’A place of discovery and friendship’. The provision made for pupils is outstanding in every way so that pupils not only make exceptional academic progress and reach high standards but many of their personal achievements are also outstanding by the time that they leave the school. These standards have shown a high degree of consistency over recent years and represent exceptional improvement since the last inspection. Staff ensure that pupils are valued and each individual is known extremely well so pupils thrive in the school’s safe and caring environment. Relationships are strong and trusting so pupils feel safe, develop highly positive attitudes to learning and their behaviour is outstanding. Pupils say they really enjoy school and demonstrate this through high levels of attendance. They are proud to take on responsibilities such as members of the well established school and eco councils, house captains or safety officers. Their views are listened to and they really make a difference to the smooth running of the harmonious school community. They show empathy and are extremely thoughtful of others; for example, in the mature way they discuss apartheid, or through fund-raising and practical activities such as helping their friends in their partner school in Gambia to start a banana plantation. The school’s success arises from the remarkably clear vision and purpose shared by the highly committed staff team. This is driven by the exemplary leadership and strong direction given by the headteacher, supported by an outstanding leadership team at all levels. Through perceptive self-evaluation, the school has a very clear understanding of its strengths and is consistently striving to enhance its provision and outcomes for pupils though well focused actions. A high degree of consistency has been achieved in teaching and learning approaches, and a curriculum which is individualised for pupils and accessible for all is well established. It is no surprise therefore, that standards have risen and pupil progress has quickened. School leaders have quite rightly focused their attention on the improvements that were needed within the building. Consequently, the outdoors remains an underdeveloped resource, particularly in the Early Years Foundation Stage. However, this is a school which has an outstanding capacity to maintain the high standards that it has set for itself and the excellent progress that the pupils make.