The Royal Kent CofE Primary School

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The Royal Kent CofE Primary School

Name The Royal Kent CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Oakshade Road, Oxshott, Leatherhead, KT22 0LE
Phone Number 01372842495
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 214 (45.3% boys 54.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 4.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.6%
Persistent Absence 5.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (08 October 2014)
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Information about this school

Royal Kent Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The early years provision is full time. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is lower than average. This is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and are supported at school action is below average, but the proportion that is supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. There have been significant staff changes since the last inspection, including the retirement of the headteacher. Interim headteachers have been in post for this term and last; a substantive headteacher has been appointed from January 2015. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, other leaders and governors are working effectively to raise standards. They have a clear understanding of what needs to be done to improve teaching and learning. Children are given a good start in the Reception Year and continue to make good progress throughout the school. In the recent tests at the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment was above average in writing, reading and English. In mathematics standards returned to their previous high standard, having dropped significantly in 2013. The school’s work in keeping pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations. Pupils respond well and take a pride in the school and their achievements. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They are polite and considerate and they work together exceptionally well, helping each other to learn. They feel safe and secure and know how to keep themselves safe. The quality of teaching is good. Teachers plan stimulating activities so that pupils enjoy lessons and make good progress. The strong leadership of the interim headteacher and other managers has ensured that pupils have continued to make good progress despite major changes in leadership. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Checks on the progress of pupil premium pupils, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs do not allow the school to assess the effectiveness of the support which they receive. More able pupils, especially in Years 1 to 4, are not always given the opportunity to reach higher levels. This is because they do not always start from the levels which they have previously reached. Although assessment in the school is generally good, in the Reception class, data has not been accurate; consequently, it has been difficult to judge the extent of pupils’ progress from their starting points. The standard of pupils’ writing does not yet match their performance in other areas of the curriculum.