Kingdown School

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About Kingdown School

Name Kingdown School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Helen Carpenter
Address Woodcock Road, Warminster, BA12 9DR
Phone Number 01985215551
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1504
Local Authority Wiltshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

• There have been two headteachers since the previous inspection.

The new headteacher works closely with a new acting head of school. ? The school uses five unregistered alternative provisionsInformation about this inspection ? This was the first routine inspection the school received since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Inspectors discussed the impact of the pandemic with leaders and have taken that into account in their evaluation of the school.

• Inspectors met with the headteacher, senior leaders and representatives from the trust. ? Inspectors carried out deep dives in these subjects: English, mathematics, modern foreign languages and physical education. For each deep dive,... inspectors discussed the curriculum with subject leaders, visited a selection of lessons, met teachers, spoke to pupils about their learning and looked at samples of pupils' work.

• Inspectors met with the designated safeguarding lead, examined school records and discussed safeguarding cases. ? Inspectors met with staff to discuss support for pupils with SEND. ? Inspectors met with a range of other staff, including early career teachers, support staff and site staff.

• Inspectors considered responses to Ofsted's online survey, Ofsted Parent View, and responses to the staff and pupil surveys. Inspection team Matthew Collins, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Christine Raeside Ofsted Inspector Deborah Wring Ofsted Inspector The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted) regulates and inspects to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages. It regulates and inspects childcare and children's social care, and inspects the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), schools, colleges, initial teacher training, further education and skills, adult and community learning, and education and training in prisons and other secure establishments.

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