Sandgate Primary School

Name Sandgate Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 09 May 2007
Address Coolinge Lane, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3QU
Phone Number 01303257280
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 424 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes, our last distance offered data is FREE

Description of the school

The school is larger than average and is heavily oversubscribed. It draws its pupils from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds. Their attainment on entry is broadly in line with the levels expected for their age. For the last two years just under half of the pupils joining the Reception class were summer born children. Many of these children were at an early stage of development in language, literacy and mathematical skills. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is lower than average and very few pupils are at an early stage of learning to speak English. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities is below average. The school has achieved Healthy Schools status, Investors in People recognition, the Silver Flair Award for Modern Foreign languages and the Eco Schools Silver Award. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate