Temple Ewell Church of England Primary School

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Temple Ewell Church of England Primary School

Name Temple Ewell Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.temple-ewell.kent.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 07 February 2017
Address 3-4 Brookside, Temple Ewell, Dover, Kent, CT16 3DT
Phone Number 01304822665
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 149 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Canterbury Academies Company Limited
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 18.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.7%
Persisitent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Temple Ewell Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in five classes, all of which cater for different age groups. The executive headteacher is also headteacher of Kingsdown Church of England School. The special educational needs coordinator also works across both schools. The executive headteacher is a national leader of education and is providing support to another local primary school. The early years leader is new to the school and new to the profession. The school, previously judged as good, converted to an academy in February 2014. In September 2016, the school joined Aquila Diocese of Canterbury Multi-Academy Trust. The overwhelming majority of pupils are of White British. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and eligible for the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The executive headteacher and the head of school have utterly transformed the school since they took up post. They are passionate that every pupil can succeed and shine. Pupils make excellent progress from their starting points, including disadvantaged pupils and those pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Leadership across the school is very strong. As a result, pupils achieve and attain highly in all of the subjects that they study. This is especially the case in mathematics and reading. The curriculum is exciting and provides a rich mix of topics that pupils enjoy learning about. There is a very wide-ranging programme of clubs, trips and visits which pupils relish taking part in. Governors provide expert advice and support for leaders. Governors and leaders ensure that additional funding is used very effectively to aid both disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The support for pupils with social and emotional health needs is very helpful and ensures that these pupils thrive and achieve well. The multi-academy trust provides a range of useful services and well-judged support. Pupils are tolerant, thoughtful and sensitive about the needs of others. At social times, pupils play well together in mixed age groups and younger pupils are confident that older pupils have everyone’s best interests at heart. Teaching in the early years is developing rapidly. Many children make good progress from their starting points. A few of the most able children are not yet reaching a high enough standard of learning for their age. Leaders make very good use of the Christian ethos of the school to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural education. Teaching is consistently of a high standard across key stage 1 and key stage 2. Teachers know their pupils very well and plan activities that are carefully matched to pupils’ varying starting points. Pupils are happy, safe and exceptionally well cared for. Parents are very positive about their children’s experience. All staff make a significant contribution to ensuring that pupils achieve the very best outcomes in every subject. Pupils are rightly proud of the school and value highly the many opportunities they have to develop their leadership skills.