Repton Manor Primary School

Name Repton Manor Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Repton Avenue, Ashford, TN23 3RX
Phone Number 01233666307
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 476 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 16.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.4%
Persistent Absence 7.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 December 2013)
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Information about this school

• The school is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. • The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress. • The proportion of pupils who are eligible for additional government funding, known as the pupil premium, is in line with the national average. This extra money is provided for children in local authority care, children with a parent in the armed services and those known to be eligible for free school meals. There are 17 pupils with a parent in the armed forces and one pupil in local authority care currently on roll. There were very few eligible pupils who sat national tests at the end of Key Stage 2 in the previous academic year. • The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action and at school action plus is lower than the national average. There are five pupils with statements of special educational needs currently on roll. Some pupils have speech, language and communication needs, whilst others have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties or other needs. • The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. • The school is adjacent to a nursery, which is not managed by the school. The nursery was not included in this inspection. • Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage have two Reception classes provided for them. • The school opened on 10 September 2012.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. • Children are educated well in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They make good progress and are well prepared for Year 1. • Pupils in all classes make rapid progress in reading, writing and mathematics. • Most teaching is at least good and some is outstanding across the school. Pupils learn well and progress quickly during most lessons because of lively, knowledgeable and engaging teaching. • Pupils demonstrate a substantial love of learning and very positive attitudes towards school. Their behaviour is excellent. Pupils are cared for and nurtured very well and feel safe and happy in the school. • The headteacher, other leaders and governors have very high expectations of pupils and teachers. Strong leadership has ensured the establishment of a high quality, effective, cohesive and happy school in a very short period of time. It is not yet an outstanding school because : • Pupils’ results in reading, writing and • Not enough pupils reach above-average levels mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2, at in writing. broadly average, are not high enough.