Kings Wood School and Nursery

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About Kings Wood School and Nursery

Name Kings Wood School and Nursery
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Janice Freeman
Address Hollis Road, High Wycombe, HP13 7UN
Phone Number 01494521401
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 461
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have established a strong culture of nurture and ambition for all at the school.

They understand the pastoral needs of pupils and their families and ensure that these needs are met very well. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders are passionate about the need to communicate well with all agencies.

They ensure that all staff understand their role in keeping children safe. Leaders have a good understanding of the strengths and development areas of the school. They have put in place well-considered actions to further improve provision.

Continual staff development has improved the overall quality of teaching, learning and assess...ment, but there are still some pockets of weak practice. Teachers make good use of the strong relationships that they have established with pupils and their families. Most learning tasks are planned well and based on what pupils know and can do and what they need to learn next.

However, some tasks do not move pupils on quickly enough with their learning. The curriculum is currently under review. Leaders have planned a broad and balanced curriculum.

However, in some cross-curricular activities the intended learning is not achieved because the tasks become focused on English and/or mathematics. Governors use their skills well and provide strong strategic challenge to leaders. They ensure that additional funding is used to promote pupils' learning and development effectively.

The leadership of the additionally resourced provision (ARP) is highly effective. Pupils at this provision make excellent progress. Other pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) benefit from the expertise that permeates the whole school.

Pupils' progress is good overall. However, the most able to do not make strong enough progress to secure the higher standards of attainment. Pupils are confident, happy and proud of their school.

They behave well and most attend school regularly. Punctuality is improving. Pupils enjoy the wide range of extra-curricular activities that support their learning and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Early years is led well. Pupils enjoy exciting and fun play activities. Staff skilfully draw learning experiences from these and support pupils' good progress.

Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school.

Information about this school

Kings Wood Primary School and Nursery is larger-than-average-sized primary school for pupils aged 3 to 11. There is an ARP for 15 pupils in key stages 1 and 2 who have education, health and care plans for special educational needs that relate to specific speech and language difficulties.

This is funded by the local authority. Typically, all places are taken up. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average.

The proportion of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is also above the national average. Approximately a third of pupils are from Asian or Asian British - Pakistani backgrounds and a similar proportion are from White British backgrounds.

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