Kimbolton Primary Academy

Name Kimbolton Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 December 2016
Address Newtown, Kimbolton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0HY
Phone Number 01480860743
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 82 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Academy Sponsor The Diamond Learning Partnership Trust
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. Kimbolton Primary Academy is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below the national average. The proportion of pupils whose first language is not believed to be English is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive special educational needs support is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is higher than the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has high expectations of staff and a relentless focus on improving teaching and learning. The whole school team shares her ambition for improvement. The leadership team has brought about strong improvements in the quality of teaching and, consequently, more rapid progress for all pupils in reading, writing and mathematics. Governors know the school’s strengths and where it needs to improve. They provide an effective balance of challenge and support. Teaching is typically good. This is because all adults, including teaching assistants, provide effective support that meets the needs of all pupils. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is outstanding. They are polite and well mannered. They get on extremely well together and are very proud of their school. Parents are very positive about the school and hold it in high regard. They appreciate the hard work of staff, and the safe and happy environment the school provides for pupils. The school has developed the curriculum in line with national changes. Leaders acknowledge that there is more work to be done to ensure that pupils have a secure understanding of what it is like to live in modern Britain. Although teaching is consistently effective, there are occasions when pupils do not have the opportunity to apply their learned skills independently. As a result, not enough pupils, including the most able pupils, reach the higher standard of which they are capable. Although the assessment system that the school uses is rigorous, leaders do not always routinely review the support programmes in place to ensure that pupils make rapid progress. …