Kilkhampton Junior and Infant School

Name Kilkhampton Junior and Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 May 2014
Address Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9QU
Phone Number 01288321259
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 124 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 19.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This school is a below average-sized primary school. Most pupils attending the school are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Only a very small number of pupils are supported by the pupil premium. This additional funding is for children in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are accommodated in a combined Reception and Year 1 class. Other pupils are also taught in mixed-age classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school is a member of The Bude Communities’ Schools’ Trust, which is a partnership of seven schools. The school retains its own governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The above average standards that pupils attain in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6 reflect their good progress and achievement. Teaching is typically good across the school. Some is outstanding, particularly the way that teaching helps pupils to excel in physical education. The behaviour of pupils is good. In particular, pupils in Years 5 and 6, including those with most ability, welcome the teachers’ high level of challenge and apply themselves wholeheartedly to their learning. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage have fun and develop their social and physical skills extremely well when learning outdoors. Staff promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development strongly through supportive relationships and a caring atmosphere. All staff work effectively to make full use of the school’s extensive indoor and outdoor facilities to promote pupils’ full enjoyment of school. Senior leaders, including governors, share the headteacher’s determined commitment in sustaining stimulating learning activities and driving improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Over time, pupils’ basic writing skills, especially handwriting, have not been emphasised and developed consistently well in Years 2 and 3. There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure pupils’ excellent progress. Occasionally pupils are not moved on to harder work quickly enough when they find it too easy.