Danbury Park Community Primary School


Name Danbury Park Community Primary School
Website http://www.danburypark.essex.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 13 November 2013
Address Well Lane, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4AB
Phone Number 01245224994
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 262 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Percentage Free School Meals 4.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.7%

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is low. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils supported by additional government funding through the pupil premium, including those known to be eligible for free school meals, is very low. The school meets the government’s current floor standards for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Children in the Reception classes settle in quickly and get off to a good start. Progress in Years 1 and 2 is outstanding. This progress is sustained throughout Years 3 to 6. Standards at the end of Year 2 are high. At the end of Year 6 standards in reading, writing and mathematics are well above average; reflecting a well established year on year pattern. Teaching is outstanding. Expectations are high and work is challenging. Basic skills are taught exceptionally well. Behaviour and safety are outstanding and pupils have excellent attitudes to their learning. There are excellent learning opportunities that promote pupils’ academic and personal development exceptionally well and allow them to apply the skills they acquire successfully. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted exceptionally well. Leadership and management, including governance, are outstanding. The headteacher and senior leaders are highly effective in promoting and sustaining high standards and the exceptional quality of teaching.