Luton Primary School


Name Luton Primary School
Website http://www.lutonprimaryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Luton Road, Chatham, ME4 5AW
Phone Number 01634844149
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 357 (51.5% boys 48.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.9
Local Authority Medway
Percentage Free School Meals 30.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 39.5%
Persisitent Absence 16%
Pupils with SEN Support 15%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

Luton Junior School is larger than the average primary school. Mobility is high. While the vast majority of pupils join the school in Year 3 from the neighbouring infant school, many pupils join or leave the school at different times. Nearly two thirds of pupils are disadvantaged. Just under half of pupils are from White British backgrounds, another quarter are from other White backgrounds. One in ten pupils have Eastern European Romany heritage. More than a third of pupils speak English as an additional language. Pupils at the school have more than 30 different home languages. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is broadly similar to that found nationally. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in primary schools by the end of key stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The school is a haven of care, respect, friendship and learning, situated in the very centre of the diverse community it serves. The inspirational headteacher has led a remarkable improvement in all aspects of the school so that pupils now receive an outstanding education. Aspirations have been raised and ambitions are being achieved. Leaders work together exceptionally well to ensure that every pupil is known as an individual, is very well cared for and is making strong progress in their learning. Teaching is outstanding. Over time, teachers deepen pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills so they make great progress and are extremely well prepared for secondary school. Standards are rising year on year. Pupils make very rapid progress, especially in reading and writing. Disadvantaged pupils make faster progress than other pupils nationally because of the outstanding teaching they receive, and the very effective use of additional funding. Governors use their individual skills and knowledge of the community to ensure that leaders stay on track, and consider the most important factors when making improvements. Inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the heart of everything this school does. Pupils have a real voice and play a key role in making improvements. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders and other staff take every opportunity to ensure that pupils are safe and healthy. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are outstanding. Pupils demonstrate exemplary behaviour in class and around the school. Poor behaviour is very rare and bullying is not tolerated by pupils or staff. Pupils take great pride in their school. They are proud to wear their smart new uniforms. Parents are unanimous in their praise for every aspect of the school’s work. The curriculum has been planned to meet the needs of pupils exceptionally well. Pupils enjoy a wide range of experiences and trips to enhance their learning, and develop skills in a range of subjects. Attainment at the end of key stage 2 is now at least in line with national averages. However, pupils’ skills and accuracy in spelling and when using punctuation and grammar could be improved further.