All Saints Church of England Primary School


Name All Saints Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.allsaints.medway.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 June 2014
Address Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5JY
Phone Number 01634338922
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 315 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Academy Sponsor Medway Anglican Schools Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 17.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.8%

Information about this school

This is an above average-sized primary school. There are two Reception classes in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The proportion of pupils receiving support from the pupil premium funding is above average. This is additional government funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or those who are looked after. In this school, it is applicable to pupils eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is high. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is high. When compared to national figures, the proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is high. The proportion of pupils at school action plus or who have a statement of educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. By the end of Year 6, pupils achieve well in reading and mathematics. Attainment in English grammar, punctuation and spelling is strong. The quality of teaching is good, and some is outstanding, so that pupils usually make rapid progress as they move through the school. Children in Reception are successful in developing their basic skills because they share in captivating learning experiences. Additional adults are especially effective in supporting pupils to be successful learners. Pupils behave well and the school ensures they are safe. They enjoy coming to school, as shown by their high attendance. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs achieve well because their learning needs are effectively met. The headteacher and other leaders have been successful in sustaining the good quality of teaching. Rigorous checks on how well pupils are doing lead to improvements in pupils’ achievement. Governors know the school well and are fully involved. They share an ambition to improve pupils’ achievement further and effectively challenge school leaders to bring this about. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most-able pupils are not always given challenging tasks so they can make the best possible progress in their learning. Pupils’ achievement in writing is hindered because pupils do not have enough opportunities to practise developing their skills in writing.