Kingston Park Academy


Name Kingston Park Academy
Website http://www.kingstonpa.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 June 2016
Address Long Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Worksop, S81 9AW
Phone Number 01909730294
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 182 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.3
Academy Sponsor Delta Academies Trust
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 31.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.3%
Persisitent Absence 8.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

In this smaller than average-sized school, an average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. Most of the school’s pupils who are at the early stages of learning English are in the younger classes. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is average. A high proportion of pupils are supported by the pupil premium throughout the school. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is part of the School Partnership Trust multi-academy trust. The large majority of teachers and leaders have been appointed to their posts since the previous inspection. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The vast majority of parents spoken to regard the school highly. They say how much it has improved over the last two years. The principal has provided the key inspiration for the many improvements made since the previous inspection. Leadership and management at all levels are now effective and leaders have ensured improvement in the quality of teaching. Governors and staff are united in the common purpose of improving the school. Leaders and staff know the school inside out and resolutely tackle any weaknesses that come to light. The school is well placed to continue to improve in the future. The quality of teaching and the use of assessment are good. All groups of pupils make good progress in their reading, writing and mathematics. Well-trained teachers and teaching assistants work together to meet the learning needs of different pupils successfully. Effectively deployed teaching assistants have a particularly positive effect on the learning of those pupils who find learning more difficult. Governors use the broad variety of skills and experience they bring to their roles to help make the school better. They provide good support to senior leaders and are effective at asking challenging questions. In the Nursery and Reception years, children make good progress and are well prepared for Year 1. Pupils say they feel safe. They also act safely and with respect for other pupils’ safety. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good, especially their social development. Pupils acquire a good understanding of British values. They are thoroughly prepared for the next stage of their education. Pupils behave well and are polite and well-mannered. They are proud of their school, work hard and enjoy lessons. Older pupils say that their school is now much better than it used to be. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Outcomes are not yet outstanding because even more pupils, especially the most able, are capable of making better than expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics. In some classes, pupils’ skills in reading, writing and mathematics are not fully developed in subjects other than English and mathematics. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB