The Discovery School

The Discovery School

Name The Discovery School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Discovery Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4GJ
Phone Number 01732847000
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 623 (49.6% boys 50.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.3
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 5.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.0%
Persistent Absence 3.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.4%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Description of the school

The school has rapidly expanded since it was opened in September 2003 and when it was last inspected in 2005. This has resulted in some mixed-age classes. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is below average.

Most pupils are of White British origin; a small number are from minority ethnic groups. In both classes the children start school aged four with levels typical for their age. These form part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision.

The boy/girl ratio is skewed in some year groups with lots more boys than girls in Years 1 and 4. The school holds several awards in recognition of its work. A privately run company provides on-site after-school, including holiday clubs.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate