The Raleigh School

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About The Raleigh School

Name The Raleigh School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Elizabeth Carter-McQueen
Address Northcote Crescent, West Horsley, Leatherhead, KT24 6LX
Phone Number 01483282988
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 436
Local Authority Surrey
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, ably supported by a highly skilled leadership team, has secured significant improvements to the school. Every aspect of the school is now graded outstanding.

The leadership team is evaluative and driven. Leaders carefully analyse the performance of the school and make effective plans to enhance it further and tackle any emerging weaknesses. Staff and pupils have benefited from the support from the multi-academy trust.

Officers provide excellent support and effective systems to develop leaders even further. Governors are skilled and professionally curious. They check the work of leaders effectively and offer signif...icant challenge and support.

The school is well placed to maintain the high standard of education it currently provides. Pupils' personal development, behaviour and welfare are promoted well. Pupils show exemplary attitudes to adults and each other.

They are taught to consider the thoughts and feelings of others and understand that their actions have consequences. Positive attitudes and excellent levels of attendance help all groups of pupils to thrive. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding.

Teachers use their impressive subject knowledge to guide pupils to achieve their best. They constantly question and probe pupils' understanding to ensure the work they complete is just right. Pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, read and write at a very high standard.

The proportion of pupils who leave the school having achieved the expected or higher levels of attainment are well above the national average. Writing standards in English lessons and across the wider curriculum are very high. Mathematics is taught well.

Pupils develop strong basic skills and solve challenging problems. The teaching of mathematical reasoning is not yet of the same standard. The early years provision matches the high standards of the rest of the school.

Leaders have ensured that pupils make a great start and are well prepared for the challenges of Year 1.

Information about this school

The Raleigh School became an academy in August 2011. In July 2017, it joined the South Farnham Educational Trust.

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is lower than the national average. The school met the floor standards in 2016, which are the minimum requirements for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

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