Kewstoke Primary School

Name Kewstoke Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 January 2015
Address Kewstoke Road, Kewstoke, Kewstoke Primary School, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, BS22 9YF
Phone Number 01934623430
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 87 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.0
Local Authority North Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 9.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils attending the school are of White British heritage. Over one in five of the pupils in the school is a disabled pupil or has special educational needs. This proportion of disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs is above average and is sometimes higher within the very small year groups of pupils. About one in five of the pupils in the school are supported by the pupil premium. This is additional government funding provided to give extra support to disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after. This proportion of disadvantaged pupils is slightly below average. There is an above average proportion of pupils either joining or leaving the school other than at the normal times. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Children in the early years provision are admitted on a full-time basis and are accommodated in a combined Reception and Year 1 class. Other pupils in the school are taught within three mixed age classes.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, strongly supported by leaders at all levels, has created a culture of continuing improvement. Governors and staff leaders at all levels are very knowledgeable about the work of the school. They work well as a team to check the school’s performance. By sharing and developing their skills, they have helped to secure good teaching and pupils’ learning. Pupils behave well, develop self-confidence and make good contributions to learning. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. The good quality of teaching is typified by teachers’ skill in setting tasks for pupils which are well suited to their varying abilities. All pupils, including those eligible for pupil premium funding and others with special educational needs, achieve well from their differing starting points. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards are rising as they move through the school. Early years teaching and learning for children during their Reception year are good. As a result, children make good progress and are well prepared for Year 1. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure pupils’ excellent progress. Pupils’ ability to spell words accurately and to quickly recall number facts is not always strong enough. At times, this impedes their confidence in tackling mathematical problems and including more descriptive words in their writing.