Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School

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Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School


Name Kingsnorth Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Church Hill, Kingsnorth, Ashford, TN23 3EF
Phone Number 01233622673
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 420 (47.1% boys 52.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.8
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 8.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.7%
Persistent Absence 5%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 September 2012)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

Kingsnorth C of E Primary School is a larger than average-sized primary school that has grown from being a small rural school. It serves a semi-urban population in an area undergoing further expansion. The school meets the government?s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress. A smaller than average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for the pupil premium. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is broadly similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs is lower than average. The headteacher had been in post for three weeks at the time of the inspection. There are breakfast and after-school clubs that are not managed by the governing body and are subject to a separate inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The majority of pupils make good progress and learn well in most subjects. The school continues to improve. Since the previous inspection, the proportion of pupils achieving the typically expected levels at the end of Key Stage 2 has risen. Standards in mathematics are significantly above the national average. Most pupils learn to read quickly and exceed the expected levels. Those who fall behind are effectively supported and catch up well. Teaching and learning are good overall and some teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations of most pupils and teach interesting lessons. Pupils enjoy being in the school and attendance is high. Relationships between adults and pupils are exceptionally positive because the pupils feel safe and well looked after and their views are respected. Behaviour is good. The headteacher is well supported by a strong team of leaders and an effective governing body. In pursuit of their drive for excellence, the governors have taken decisive action to strengthen leadership and to address weak teaching. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards in writing, particularly among a small number of boys, are not as high as those in the other subjects. Work set for the most-able pupils is not always challenging enough; as a result, not all of these pupils achieve at the higher levels, especially in English.