Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre

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About Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre

Name Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Mrs Alison Wilks Julie Meiner
Address Bondfield Close, Off Wells Lane, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8TX
Phone Number 01226272740
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 448
Local Authority Barnsley
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher has been instrumental in improving the school since it opened in 2006. Her unrelenting drive, passion and determination have ensured that the school has gone from strength to strength. Leaders, including governors, are united in their vision for excellence.

Leaders' precise actions to raise standards have successfully ensured that all pupils are making good and, in many cases, exceptional progress across the school in reading, writing and mathematics. Leaders have carefully designed a curriculum that is responsive to their pupils' needs. It provides the breadth and depth needed for pupils to secure the best possible outcome...s.

Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. Pupils are polite and have excellent attitudes to learning. They get on well together and support each other in lessons.

This is because of the consistent messages they receive from staff concerning respect and care for others. Leaders ensure that the promotion of equality, together with pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, is a central thread which weaves seamlessly through all aspects of school life. Teachers plan sequences of learning that are well suited to pupils' different capabilities.

Consequently, all pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils, make at least good, and often very strong, progress in a range of subjects. Pupils' safety is of the highest priority. Excellent arrangements for supporting vulnerable pupils ensure that they thrive and flourish in school.

Pupils say that they feel safe in school and know whom to ask for help. Outstanding leadership in the early years ensures that children make excellent progress from their individual starting points. The proportions of pupils attaining greater depth in writing by the end of key stage 2 have increased.

Leaders recognise that to improve achievement even further, there need to be consistently high expectations of pupils' handwriting and presentation. Pupils enjoy school. Attendance is close to the national average.

Pupils are punctual and ready and eager to learn. However, a small number of disadvantaged pupils do not attend the school regularly enough.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and supported by pupil premium funding is much higher than the national average. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than the national average and the proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is similar to the national average. The current headteacher has been in post since the school opened in 2006. The most recent full inspection of the school was in September 2012.

A short inspection of the school took place in March 2018. This inspection judged that the school remained good and that there was evidence of significant improvement. The school runs a breakfast and after-school club.

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