Kemble Primary School

Name Kemble Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 19 February 2013
Address School Road, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6AG
Phone Number 01285770303
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 98 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.0
Academy Sponsor Corinium Education Trust
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a much smaller than average-sized primary school. There is an average proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals who receive additional government funding through pupil premium. There are no looked after children or children from service families. There is a lower-than-average proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs and supported at school action plus. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is average. The school met the government’s floor standard for the attainment and progress for pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 in 2012. A new headteacher was appointed from January 2011 and the school is now part of a two-year partnership with a neighbouring small school, starting in September 2012. The headteacher is now executive headteacher of both schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Relationships at all levels are very strong, as shown by strong mutual respect and understanding. This is a vibrant school that parents are very pleased with and plays an active part in the local community. Pupils achieve well. They make good progress from their starting points and most reach the higher Levels 5 or 6 in English and mathematics by the time they leave. The school enables individual pupils to succeed and make good progress so that when they leave they are well prepared for the next stage of their education. Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ abilities and teach interesting lessons that motivate pupils. Marking is thorough and pupils know exactly what to do to improve their work. There is outstanding behaviour, both in lessons and in the playground. Pupils say there is no bullying. They feel very safe in school. The headteacher, senior leaders and governors have improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress since the previous inspection and have strong capacity to continue to improve the school. Governors provide expertise, support and challenge and the partnership with a neighbouring small school benefits both schools by sharing the headteacher, other resources and expertise. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In a few lessons, teachers do not intervene quickly enough to ensure that all groups of learners make fast enough progress. In subjects other than English and mathematics, activities are not always well matched to pupils’ abilities to extend their skills in reading, writing and mathematics further.