Leigh Primary School

Name Leigh Primary School
Website http://www.leighprimaryschool.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address The Green, Leigh, Tonbridge, TN11 8QP
Phone Number 01732832660
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 165 (46.7% boys 53.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.2
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 12.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persistent Absence 4.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 October 2014)
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Information about this school

The school is a smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for additional government funding, known as the pupil premium, is much lower than the national average. This extra money is provided for children known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority. Only a very small number of pupils are supported through the pupil premium. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, including pupils supported through school action or school action plus and those with statements of special educational needs, are higher than in most other schools. Some pupils have speech, language and communication needs, while others have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties or other needs. Most pupils are of White British heritage. Provision for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage is in one full-time Reception class.The headteacher was appointed in May 2013. The mathematics leader joined the school in September 2013.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This school is good because the high expectations of staff ensure that pupils make good progress and are taught well across the school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught well and make good progress. They end the Reception Year very well prepared for Year 1. Key Stage 2 pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics has improved rapidly. Pupils now make good progress in all subjects across most of the school. Last year’s Key Stage 2 pupils’ results in all subjects were above the most recent national averages. Pupils’ results in Key Stage 2 strongly improved over the previous year. Pupils’ attain high results in reading and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 1. Teaching is good or better across the school. Pupils are given clear explanations and offered a high level of challenge. Pupils are courteous and friendly. They behave well towards adults and each other. The school keeps pupils safe and looks after them well. The headteacher, along with other leaders and governors, has raised the school’s expectations substantially since the time of the previous inspection. Effective performance management and well-planned actions have led to secure improvements to pupils’ achievement and to the quality of teaching. It is not yet an outstanding school because: The recent improvements to achievement in all subjects have yet to be sustained over time, particularly in writing at Key Stage 1.