The Mill Primary Academy

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About The Mill Primary Academy

Name The Mill Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Sophie Gosden
Address Ifield Drive, Ifield, Crawley, RH11 0EL
Phone Number 01293571893
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 543
Local Authority West Sussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders are ambitious and determined that every pupil will succeed.

Staff share the leaders' vision and work hard in support. Leaders have ensured that teaching is good throughout the school. As a result, all groups of pupils make good progress.

This includes those with special educational needs or disability, those who speak English as an additional language, disadvantaged pupils and the most able. Leaders' evaluation of the school's effectiveness is accurate. Staff take effective action when areas to improve are identified.

Pupils experience a wide-ranging curriculum which prepares them well for the next stages of their educati...on and for life in modern Britain. Adults show exemplary care for pupils. Pupils are safe in the school and feel safe.

Bullying is rare and, if it does occur, dealt with well by staff. Leaders and staff have the overwhelming trust and confidence of parents. Parents are pleased with their children's progress and the good care which staff provide.

Good teaching in Reception Year ensures children make a promising start to their education at the school. Governors hold leaders firmly to account for the smooth running of the school and its continual improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Leaders have not yet overcome the persistent absence of a minority of pupils.

Teaching does not provide rich and inspiring opportunities for pupils to apply their mathematics and English skills in other subjects. For a minority of pupils, typically boys, their achievement in writing is not as high as in reading and mathematics. Governors' understanding of the school's performance is not deeply informed by the information they gather, including parents' views.

Information about this school

The Mill Primary Academy is a larger-than-average sized primary school. The school converted to academy status in September 2012, sponsored by The Kemnal Academy Trust (TKAT). The majority of pupils come from a White British background.

The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are broadly average and increasing. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average. The proportion of pupils receiving school support for special educational needs or disability is well above the national average.

The proportion with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is well below this figure. The school runs a breakfast club and after-school club on the site. In 2015, the school met the current floor standards, which set out the government's minimum expectations for attainment and progress.

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