Kilmington Primary School

Name Kilmington Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 February 2013
Address Whitford Road, Kilmington, Axminster, Devon, EX13 7RG
Phone Number 0129732762
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 98 (42% boys 58% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Local Authority Devon
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2%
Persisitent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. All pupils, including those who are disabled, have special educational needs or who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, achieve highly. The development and use of their reading and mathematical skills are notable strengths. All pupils read widely, often from texts aimed at older children, and use their rapid gains in knowledge and skills to produce work of increasing maturity and sophistication. Teachers have very high expectations of their pupils. They use assessment very well to plan tasks that are exceptionally well matched to the diverse needs of their pupils. Tasks interest and motivate pupils, and the skills of teaching assistants and other additional adults are used very effectively to ensure that all pupils make the best possible progress. Pupils behave exceptionally well, both in lessons and at play. In lessons, they respond quickly to teachers’ instructions and reorganise themselves where necessary. At play, playground monitors quickly resolve disputes, including any that could potentially lead to bullying. Pupils know the dangers of, for example, cyber bullying. Attendance is above average and any sign of persistent absence is rapidly spotted and dealt with by school leaders. Leaders and managers are very effective in managing the performance of staff and ensuring that teaching is of consistently high quality. Any potential weaknesses, such as in the writing of pupils in Year 2, are quickly spotted and tackled. Membership of the federation of four local primary schools is having a positive impact, notably on the professional development of staff. The governing body is increasingly effective in ensuring that high standards are maintained. Resources such as the pupil premium are used very well for their intended purpose.