Temple Mill Primary School


Name Temple Mill Primary School
Website http://www.templemillprimaryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 October 2018
Address Cliffe Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 3NL
Phone Number 01634338200
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 238 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.4
Academy Sponsor The Howard Academy Trust
Local Authority Medway
Percentage Free School Meals 20%
Percentage English is Not First Language 16.8%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school joined the Howard Academy Trust in December 2015. The school is currently run by an acting headteacher. Temple Mill is an average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion who speak English as an additional language is similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above rates seen nationally. The proportion of pupils who have SEN support is above average. The proportion who have an education, health and care plan is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have worked diligently to provide a good standard of education at Temple Mill. As a result, most pupils are achieving well across the curriculum. Governance is effective. Governors are ambitious for all pupils to achieve highly. They challenge and support leaders in equal measure to improve outcomes for pupils further. The trust has been instrumental in supporting Temple Mill over time. It provides a range of assistance that helps the school go from strength to strength. The curriculum is broad and balanced. Lessons are typically interesting and engaging. Pupils enjoy coming to school and learning alongside their peers. Teaching is strong. Teachers use good subject knowledge to plan learning that deepens most pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Teachers usually use assessment well to tailor lessons to pupils’ needs. Pupils’ behaviour is good throughout the school. Pupils are respectful of each other, listen attentively to adults, and work hard in their lessons. Safeguarding is effective. Staff knowledge is up to date and staff know what actions to take to protect children from harm. There is a strong culture of vigilance at Temple Mill. Pupils’ rates of attendance are good. Families are supported well, and pupils are encouraged effectively to miss less school. The early years provision is vibrant. Children develop their emerging skills well, and staff are careful to consider the views of parents when planning learning. Throughout the school, some most-able pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, do not achieve highly enough in a range of subjects. Typically, teaching is not yet challenging enough for this group of pupils. Disadvantaged pupils, particularly in key stage 2, do not write as well as their non-disadvantaged peers. Some pupils’ knowledge of world religions, and of British values, is not strong enough. The school’s work in this area is not sufficiently refined to ensure that pupils’ cultural development is strong.