Stocks Green Primary School

Name Stocks Green Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Leigh Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, TN11 9AE
Phone Number 01732832758
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 217 (51.2% boys 48.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.0
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 1.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.2%
Persisitent Absence 5.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 0.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (05 March 2014)
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Information about this school

This school is slightly smaller than the average primary school, with one class in each year group. Almost all pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is low. Pupil premium funding supports pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of parents who serve in the armed forces. It is also intended to support children looked after by the local authority but at the time of the inspection there were no pupils in this category in the school. The school runs a breakfast club and there is an independently-run after-school club. There have been considerable changes in the staffing since the last inspection. The headteacher has been at the school for 18 months. The deputy headteacher was appointed to the role 18 months ago. Some of the middle leaders are new to their roles with some appointed very recently. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Teaching is good overall, and some is outstanding. Teachers expect a lot of the pupils and they rise to this, working hard and producing work of a high standard. The school has maintained high standards in reading, writing and mathematics over many years. Pupils currently in the school are making good progress. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make at least good progress, and some make rapid progress because the support they are given is very well tailored to what they need to learn. Pupils behave well, have very positive attitudes towards their learning and willingly get on with whatever they are asked to do. Pupils are very proud of their school and enjoy the many opportunities they have to take on responsibilities. They feel very safe, because : they know the adults care a great deal about their well-being. The headteacher has managed the changes in staffing well and has developed a strong team which is bringing about the improvements needed, including in teaching. Governors and senior leaders work closely together to identify quickly any issues facing the school, and check that plans to tackle these are effective. Governors make sure that all requirements to keep pupils safe are met, and that the necessary policies and procedures are in place. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. In a few classes teachers are not explicit enough about what pupils need to do to improve, and pupils do not get to consistently act upon advice given or make necessary improvements in their work, which slows their progress. In some classes pupils are given work to do which does not challenge them enough, particularly the most-able pupils. Pupils do not always take enough responsibility for deciding what they need to do next; their progress sometimes stalls while they wait for the teacher to tell them what to do.