|Name||St Mildred’s Primary Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||27 January 2016|
|Address||St Mildred’s Avenue, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2BX|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||14.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Since the previous inspection, the headteacher became the executive headteacher of St Mildred’s and Bromstone Primary School. At that time Bromstone was judged to require improvement. It was inspected in March 2015 and was judged to be a good school. The executive headteacher has overarching responsibility for both schools and each is led and managed by a head of school. St Mildred’s is a slightly larger than average infant school and is situated in Broadstairs on the Kent coast. There are three classes in each year group from Reception to Year 2 and most pupils remain in this school for the whole of their infant school life. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is below average. The great majority of pupils are White British with English as their home language. The proportion of pupils who receive support for special educational needs is well below average. However the proportion with an education, health and care plan is above average. Some of this latter group have complex medical needs. The school collaborates, shares and develops expertise with a group of other local schools which form the Great Expectations Learning Alliance, as well as with the partner school.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school This is a vibrant school where children flourish. There has been significant improvement since the previous inspection so that now it is providing an outstanding education. Consistently high-quality teaching across the school means that pupils make excellent progress and their reading, writing and mathematics skills are well above average. This has been the case for several years and standards continue to rise. Teachers have an excellent understanding of what the pupils know already and what they need to do next so that learning moves on at a rapid pace. They involve the pupils in planning the learning and build on their interests. They provide a rich blend of experiences so that the pupils enjoy and achieve well in all areas of learning. Vulnerable pupils and those with special educational needs, disabilities and medical conditions are exceptionally well provided for. Carefully thought out, sensitive support enables them to benefit from the broad and rich curriculum and make excellent progress. The youngest children thrive as a result of outstanding early years provision. They benefit from well-planned, exciting learning experiences, high-quality care and highly effective individual attention. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and well-being are outstanding because of exceptionally high levels of care and an explicit focus on developing core values such as honesty, teamwork and enjoyment. Pupils behave well, enjoy each other’s company, are highly confident learners and keen to do their very best. Senior leaders and governors provide exceptional clarity of purpose and direction. They are totally committed to continuous improvement for the school as a whole and for each individual pupil and member of staff. Leaders know the strengths of the school and those few aspects, such as cultural development and scientific writing, which could improve still further.