St George’s Church of England Foundation School

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St George’s Church of England Foundation School

Name St George’s Church of England Foundation School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Westwood Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2LH
Phone Number 01843861696
Type Other
Age Range 4-19
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1556 (49.4% boys 50.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.3
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 15.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.5%
Persistent Absence 8.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 June 2019)
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Information about this school

St George’s expanded in September 2017 to include a primary phase. There are currently an early years provision and year groups 1 to 4 in the primary school. The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The large majority of pupils are of White British background. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is above the national average for secondary schools. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average for secondary schools. A small proportion of pupils attend off-site provision at The Enterprise Learning Alliance. A Section 48 inspection (reporting on religious education) was carried out in March 2016.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher leads with an unrelenting commitment to high-quality education, continual improvement and stringent moral purpose. Leaders and staff steadfastly share these aspirations. Teaching is consistently strong in all key stages. Teachers plan lessons well and use their good subject knowledge to deliver lessons with enthusiasm. However, teaching does not always challenge the most able pupils to reach the highest levels. Pupils make strong progress across a range of subjects. Consistently applied feedback from teachers supports pupils in rectifying mistakes and addressing misconceptions. All staff are committed to providing high-quality support and care for all members of the school. Relationships between staff and pupils are very strong and pupils are very positive about their school. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent in lessons and around school. Pupils attend school frequently because they value their education. The curriculum has been adapted to meet the needs of pupils. In early years, children learn to read, write and develop their mathematical skills effectively. The setting is busy and purposeful. Consequently, children are happy to learn. However, a minority of staff do not fully understand the needs of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Students in the sixth form make good progress because of well-planned teaching, a curriculum based on students’ needs, high-quality careers advice and strong care and guidance. Governors are very knowledgeable. They have a deep understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and play a vital role in the life of the school. Additional funding for disadvantaged pupils is used increasingly effectively. However, overall, these pupils do not make as much progress as they could. Pupils have a deep understanding of the school’s values, which form an integral part of lessons, assemblies and daily reflection.