More Park Catholic Primary School

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More Park Catholic Primary School


Name More Park Catholic Primary School
Website http://www.moreparkprimary.co.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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 Lucks Hill, West Malling, ME19 6HN
Phone Number 01732843047
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 202 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.7
Academy Sponsor Kent Catholic Schools' Partnership
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 9.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.4%
Persistent Absence 2.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.9%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

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

More Park is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average as is the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives additional funding (the pupil premium) because they are known to be eligible for free school meals, are in the care of the local authority or are children of service families, is below average.

At More Park, almost all the pupils eligible for the pupil premium are those eligible for free school meals. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school makes provision for the Early Years Foundation Stage in a Reception class.

Since January 2013, the school has been led by the deputy headteacher in the role of acting headteacher due to the absence of the headteacher. The substantive headteacher was, however, in school during the two days of the inspection. The school provides a breakfast club, which is managed by a private provider and therefore not included in this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, deputy headteacher, senior leaders and governors have successfully improved the school from its satisfactory position at the previous inspection. Pupils make good progress and achieve well.

Pupils' attainment by the end of Year 2 has been consistently and significantly above average over the past three years. Attainment by the end of Year 6 has been improving over the past three years and in 2011/12 was significantly above average. The governing body effectively supports the school and holds it to account for its performance.

Senior leaders rigorously monitor teaching and learning so they can identify strengths and weaknesses and provide effective support. As a result, teaching has improved and is now good and achievement has improved. Pupils behave well and feel safe in school.

They get on well together, have positive attitudes to learning and enjoy coming to school, which is reflected in their high attendance rates. Pupils are friendly and well mannered, want to do well and work hard. By the time they leave they have developed as well-rounded individuals who are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

It is not yet an outstanding school because: There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure the best possible progress. Teachers do not use assessment information effectively enough to ensure that work is always pitched at the right level to make appropriate demands on more-able pupils or to provide support for those who find learning more difficult. Actions by leaders and managers to bring about further improvement are not always linked to tight enough deadlines to ensure that the pace of improvement is even more rapid.