|Name||The Discovery School|
|Address||Discovery Drive, Kings Hill, West Malling, ME19 4GJ|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||623 (49.6% boys 50.4% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||5.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||9.0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.4%%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
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 care, including holiday clubs.
Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate