Kew Woods Primary School

Name Kew Woods 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 04 July 2013
Address Ovington Drive, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6JW
Phone Number 01704533478
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 435 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Academy Sponsor Southport Learning Trust
Local Authority Sefton
Percentage Free School Meals 13.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.4%
Persisitent Absence 4.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is larger than an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. In 2012, the school met the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has achieved external awards, including Healthy School status. There have been changes in the leadership since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well. Standards in mathematics and reading are above national expectations. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Most teaching is good and at times some is outstanding. Pupils behave well. They are very polite, friendly and welcoming and feel safe in school. The headteacher and senior leadership team have an accurate understanding of how the school is performing and what needs to be done to improve further. Teaching is managed very well to improve and develop staff. Increasingly rigorous use of assessment information shows that greater proportions of pupils are making faster progress. Governors are well informed and challenge as well as support what the school does. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding to make sure pupils make the very best progress. In some lessons, the pupils who show they can do the work are not always moved on to harder things soon enough. This slows the progress they make. Achievement in writing is improving, but is not as good as that in mathematics and reading. The quality of guidance in teachers’ marking is variable. Subject leaders are not playing a big enough part in raising the quality of teaching and learning.