|Name||Kemble Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||19 February 2013|
|Address||School Road, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6AG|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||98 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.5|
|Academy Sponsor||Corinium Education Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||10.2%|
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.