Sandhurst Primary School

Name Sandhurst Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Rye Road, Sandhurst, Cranbrook, TN18 5JE
Phone Number 01580850288
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 149 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.6
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 16.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.5%
Persisitent Absence 4.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (05 February 2019)
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Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Early years and key stage 1 pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. Key stage 2 pupils are taught in single-age classes. Most pupils are of White British heritage. A smaller proportion of pupils than the national average is eligible for the pupil premium. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The school has a breakfast club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors, led by a strong headteacher, have high aspirations for pupils to thrive. They have the trust and confidence of parents, carers and the local community to lead the school in improving further. Leaders know the school well and have ensured that good teaching is leading to strong progress. Outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics are good overall; however, too few pupils achieve higher standards. The culture of self-evaluation results in constant improvement. Governors are becoming increasingly systematic when reviewing the effectiveness of the school. However, governors are aware of the need for more rigour. Phonics is taught systematically and, as a result, pupils make strong progress in learning their sounds. Pupils apply this knowledge to good effect in their reading. Leaders provide a broad curriculum with a range of exciting first-hand experiences. Most pupils make good progress in the wide range of subjects, including music and French. Safeguarding is effective. This is a nurturing school. Pupils are safe and cared for well. Teachers track pupils’ progress regularly, and pupils are known individually to them. Although most teachers plan work that meets pupils’ needs, not all pupils fulfil their potential. Leaders use additional funding for disadvantaged pupils effectively. Most disadvantaged pupils make good progress. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. Pupils typically are friendly and respectful to adults and to each other. They have positive attitudes to their learning. Leaders are thoughtful in how they use the extra funding for sport. Pupils welcome the additional physical activities organised in lessons and the wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities provided for them. Pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is woven into the curriculum, and is promoted successfully. Children have a good start in early years, with a wide selection of stimulating activities. Leaders are aware that more children need to achieve higher standards. Parents are kept well informed and consequently are able to help their children successfully with learning at home..