Kymbrook Primary School

Name Kymbrook Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 March 2019
Address Kimbolton Road, Keysoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2HH
Phone Number 01234376266
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 80 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.2
Local Authority Bedford
Percentage Free School Meals 7.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Kymbrook Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school and is one of two schools in the Kymbrook and Thurleigh Federation. The schools have one executive headteacher. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who are believed to speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive special educational needs support is above the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher has high expectations of staff and pupils and provides strong, dedicated leadership. Governance arrangements have been strengthened. The local governing body knows the school well. Along with school leaders, governors have a determination and aspiration to secure the best possible outcomes for all pupils. The latest information about the school’s performance, work in pupils’ books and evidence in lessons show that pupils are making good progress in their learning. There is a strong culture of safeguarding at the school. Pupils feel safe and appreciate the many ways in which the school helps them learn to stay safe. Leaders and governors have planned a broad and balanced curriculum. It is enriched by visitors, trips and visits, which develop pupils’ learning confidence and aspirations. Staff morale is very positive. There is a strong team identity and staff are proud to work at Kymbrook Primary School. Pupils behave well both in and out of lessons. They enjoy school and are very grateful for the time and support that adults give. Parents and carers say that their children are well looked after and kept safe. The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Leaders and teachers take every opportunity to reinforce these aspects of the school’s work. Early years provision is good. Children are well cared for and settle quickly. They make good progress in Reception and are well prepared for key stage 1. However, children do not have enough opportunities for independent learning outside. The attainment of pupils currently in the school is at least in line with the national expectations for their age. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Some middle leaders are new to their roles. They are hard-working and enthusiastic and are contributing effectively to the development of the curriculum. However, they have yet to have a sustained impact on standards. Teachers do not consistently use assessment information to ensure that the most able pupils are sufficiently challenged in all subjects. Teaching is good, resulting in positive pupil attitudes and good learning. However, in a minority of classes, teachers’ expectations are not consistently high enough.