Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield Church of England Primary School


Name Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.ktfprimary.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 01 November 2016
Address Thruxton Hill, Kimpton, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8NT
Phone Number 01264772297
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 187 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Percentage Free School Meals 3.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.1%

Information about this school

Kimpton, Thruxton and Fyfield Church of England School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of white British heritage. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language are below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, including those who have an education, health and care plan, is below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is below average. The school has a high proportion of pupils from families serving in the armed forces. There has been considerable turbulence in leadership since the last inspection. The previous headteacher retired in December 2014 and the school was led for two terms by an executive headteacher. In September 2015 another temporary headteacher led the school until January 2016, when the current headteacher started on a permanent basis. The deputy headteacher joined the school as a teacher and senior leader at the same time. She took up her present role in September 2016. There have also been many changes in the teaching staff since the previous inspection. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s floor standards for 2015, which are the minimum expectations for progress and attainment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and recently appointed deputy headteacher have made an immediate, positive impact on the school. Their determined leadership has united the school in a shared vision to provide the best possible education for pupils. Teaching is good and has improved across the school. Teachers have developed their skills through carefully chosen professional development opportunities. As a result, they are now eager to improve further and value the regular feedback they receive. Outcomes for pupils are good. Leaders have tackled areas of weakness, resulting in substantial improvements, especially at the end of key stage 2. Children get off to a good start in early years. Adults know them well and provide them with activities that spark their interest. As a result, children show sustained interest and grow in resilience. Pupils enjoy coming to school and have excellent attitudes to learning. They behave well, work hard, and take pride in their many successes. Governors know the school well and hold leaders to account for all aspects of its performance. They have helped to steer the school through a turbulent time with determination and courage. Parents are united in their support for this school under its new leadership. All who expressed an opinion would recommend it to other parents. The most able pupils are not always provided with opportunities to deepen their understanding or apply their skills in different situations, especially in mathematics. Leaders do not yet focus sufficiently on the progress of groups of pupils in all year groups, so that pupils in some classes are not making the rapid progress seen in most.