Brenzett Church of England Primary School


Name Brenzett Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.brenzett.kent.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 02 July 2019
Address Straight Lane, Brenzett, Romney Marsh, Kent, TN29 9UA
Phone Number 01797344335
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 70 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 12.9
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Canterbury Academies Company Limited
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 32.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

The school became an academy in October 2016. It is sponsored within the Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (Aquila). The multi-academy trust has a board of trustees. The chief executive officer (CEO) and other members of the trust work closely with the school. The school works in partnership with another local trust school. There is an executive headteacher for both schools. The head of school at Brenzett leads the school for four days a week and the assistant headteacher of the partner school leads the school for the fifth day. There is a joint local governing body for both schools. The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Currently the school has three classes with mixed age groups and one Year 2 class. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average. The school provides a daily breakfast club. The school is a Church of England primary within the Diocese of Canterbury. It was last inspected under section 48 of the Education Act 2005 in July 2017 and is due for reinspection in 2022.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Outstanding, highly effective leadership has ensured that the school has improved significantly since joining the trust and now provides a good education for its pupils. School leaders and the trust leaders make a formidable strong team that has created a renewed, refreshed culture of achievement and aspiration. Staff are proud to work at the school and enjoy being there. Teaching and learning have improved and are good. As a result, pupils are making stronger progress from their starting points in reading, writing and mathematics. Most pupils achieve the expectations for their ages by the end of Year 2 and Year 6. However, too few achieve the higher standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Additional funding is used well to support the learning of vulnerable pupils. Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) achieve well. Children have an outstanding start to education in the early years. Children make very good progress from their starting points. They thrive in a stimulating and motivating environment. Pupils enjoy a vibrant and exciting curriculum that stimulates them and inspires them to learn. It provides pupils with memorable learning experiences. The curriculum provides pupils with breadth in learning but not always enough depth in their knowledge, skills and understanding. Brenzett pupils are very welcoming, friendly and polite. They are proud of their school and their achievements. Their behaviour is excellent. They have very positive attitudes to school and learning. The school cares for and looks after its pupils exceptionally well. Their well-being and safety are high priorities. Pupils feel safe in the school. There are positive trusting relationships between staff and pupils. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders have worked very hard to improve attendance, which is now broadly at the national average. Governors know the school well and provide a good balance of support and challenge to leaders. Parents and carers are very supportive of the school and appreciate the changes that have been made.