Thamesview School


Name Thamesview School
Website http://www.thamesviewsch.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 June 2018
Address Thong Lane, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 4LF
Phone Number 01474566552
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 839 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.0
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 20.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.3%
Persisitent Absence 21.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

. Information about the progress and attendance

of pupils is not always fully up to date or succinct. At times, this hampers leaders’ abilities to identify and deal with issues really promptly. Leaders do not always swiftly identify support needed for some pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Attendance is below the national average. While improving, some groups of pupils do not attend regularly enough. Full report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since his appointment, the headteacher has astutely evaluated the quality of leadership and taken effective steps to adjust and strengthen senior and middle leaders’ roles. Teaching is predominantly good, as is the improving progress that current pupils are making from their starting points. Pupils whose reading is weak on entry make rapid progress, and most of them catch up with others quickly. The new, very small, sixth form has got off to a flying start with keen leadership. Students are taught well, learn enthusiastically and make good progress. The quality of practical and emotional support and care is excellent. This is especially true for physically disabled pupils. Most pupils behave very well, work hard in lessons and are keen to learn. However, a few pupils’ behaviour is not as good as others. Members of the school community get on well together. Staff, pupils and students are respectful of diversity, treating everyone equally whatever their different backgrounds. Some middle leaders are very effective at delivering good progress in their subjects. They instil enthusiasm within their departments, consistency in teaching and build up pupils’ confidence. The curriculum is broad and interesting. Pupils appreciate the wide range of additional activities on offer. The very supportive governing body has recently appointed members to complement its existing skills and expertise. Information about the progress and attendance of pupils is not always fully up to date or succinct. At times, this hampers leaders’ abilities to identify and deal with issues really promptly. Leaders do not always swiftly identify support needed for some pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Attendance is below the national average. While improving, some groups of pupils do not attend regularly enough.