Kidbrooke Park Primary School

Name Kidbrooke Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 December 2012
Address Hargood Road, Kidbrooke, London, SE3 8HS
Phone Number 02088568315
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 414
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.5
Local Authority 203
Percentage Free School Meals 24.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.7%
Persisitent Absence 11.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 27.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Kidbrooke Park is an above-average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is above average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those whose first language is not English are above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported through school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the current floor standards, which set the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school works in partnership with a neighbouring primary school. An executive headteacher is responsible for both schools. The school has three assistant headteachers who are new in role.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in all key stages Standards have risen over the last three years and are now above average. All groups of pupils, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with special educational needs, achieve well. Skills in reading, including letters and the sounds they make, are well taught. Pupils learn well because of their teachers’ high expectations. Lessons engage pupils’ interest. Parents are very pleased with what the school is doing for their children. All classrooms are exciting places to learn with impressive displays. Pupils are proud of their school and welcoming to visitors. They behave well and have a strong sense of right and wrong. Pupils settle in quickly when they start school. Leaders and managers have improved teaching by regularly checking and making sure that it is at least good. Staff are passionate about giving the pupils the best opportunities that they can. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. Occasionally, teachers dominate lessons and pupils are not fully motivated throughout the lesson. Although the assistant headteachers have started to check the quality of learning, they are not involved enough in raising standards further.