|Name||Stamford Green Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||Christ Church Mount, Epsom, KT19 8LU|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||599 (47.2% boys 52.8% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||7.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.1%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (04 February 2015)
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Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. There is provision for children in the early years in the two Reception classes. These children attend school full time. Most pupils are of White British heritage with others from a wide range of ethnic groups. Very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is lower than average. This is additional funding provided by the government to support those pupils, in this school, who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The school provides a breakfast club and an after-school club for pupils. The school meets the government’s floor standards that set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. Leaders and governors are managing a substantial building project to provide additional accommodation in preparation for the expansion of the school. It is to become a three-form entry primary school in September 2015.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher, school leaders and governors provide outstanding leadership that has brought about significant improvements since the previous inspection. They know the school well and have ambitious plans to improve it further. Governors are highly skilled and hold leaders to account for the work of the school. They provide a high level of challenge and check for themselves that pupils achieve as well as they should. School leaders regularly visit classrooms to check the work of teachers. They provide high quality support and guidance and, consequently, teaching has improved and is now outstanding. Teachers have very high expectations of pupils’ work and behaviour. They plan challenging work that enables all pupils to progress exceptionally well. By the end of Year 6, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are consistently well above average. The rich curriculum is very well planned. Teachers provide imaginative experiences that inspire pupils to reflect and develop a deeper understanding of the world around them. It promotes British values and prepares pupils for the next stage of their education exceptionally well. The school’s values support pupils’ learning and promote respect and tolerance towards others. They make an excellent contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. There is a very happy atmosphere in school. Pupils feel very safe and they behave exceptionally well in class and when moving around the school. They are very caring towards each other and show respect towards those from backgrounds different to their own. The provision for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs has been thoughtfully considered. It is very well matched to these pupils’ needs. Consequently, they achieve exceptionally well. Parents are strongly supportive of the school. One parent said, ‘the school is aspiring and fun. It is always moving forward and looking for ways to improve.’ Parents especially appreciate the quality of care staff provide for their children. Children get off to an excellent start in the early years. They are warmly welcomed into a bright and stimulating environment where they feel very safe and secure.