Kingslea Primary School

Name Kingslea Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Kings Road, Horsham, RH13 5PS
Phone Number 01403254282
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 423 (53.2% boys 46.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 7.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 22.6%
Persistent Absence 2.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (06 March 2013)
Note: There may have been more recent inspections, since 06 March 2013, such as monitoring visits or short inspections. For details of all inspections, please see above.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. There are after-school clubs managed by the governing body. The Early Years Foundation Stage has two Reception classes. The proportion of pupils from ethnic backgrounds other than White British is well below the national average. Slightly fewer pupils than the national average speak English as an additional language. A few are at the early stages of learning English, or have no understanding of English, when they enter the school. A high number of pupils join the school part way through their primary education, sometimes with no previous schooling. Fewer than one in 10 of pupils is eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families; this is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported through school action is above average. However, for those at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs, it is below average. There has been a recent influx of children with special educational needs; four of these have statements of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has National Healthy School Status and a number of other awards including an Activemark, an Artsmark, an Eco-Schools Award, and an International School (Intermediate) Award.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. Children enter Reception with levels of skill that are significantly lower than expected for their age, and by the time they leave school most pupils have reached average standards in English and mathematics. Teaching is good and sometimes outstanding. As a result, almost all pupils in lessons are fully engaged in learning and make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils have exceptionally good attitudes to learning. Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is excellent. The arrangements for children moving from Reception to Year 1 are good and enable them to settle quickly and make rapid progress. The school’s senior leaders and governors are highly focused on improving the school, especially pupils’ achievement. They have improved the quality of teaching since the last inspection. The provision for more-able pupils in Key Stage 2 is good, especially in mathematics, and as a result they achieve high levels in national tests in both English and mathematics. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of outstanding teaching is not yet high enough. Teachers do not always ensure pupils understand what their targets for improvement are, and what they must do next to reach a higher level.