Kineton Green Primary School

Name Kineton Green Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 May 2016
Address Kineton Green Road, Olton, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7EB
Phone Number 01217063873
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 223 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.4
Percentage Free School Meals 11.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 29.6%

Information about this school

This school is an average-sized, one form entry primary school. The early years consists of a part-time Nursery and a full-time Reception class. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. Around 15% of the school population is of Pakistani heritage. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and disability is below average, as is the proportion who are eligible for pupil premium funding. The pupil premium funding is additional funding provided by the government for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school School leaders have been effective in making improvements to the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress since the last inspection. Pupils’ outcomes in early years and in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 1 have improved steadily over the last three years. Pupils currently in the school are making better progress than in the past. The quality of teaching is now consistently good in almost all year groups, with outstanding teaching evident in the early years. This is enabling an increasing proportion of pupils to make at least good progress. Pupils who have special educational needs and disability get the extra help they need from teachers and teaching assistants and most make expected or better progress. Progress for these pupils is particularly good in mathematics. Disadvantaged pupils are making the same good progress than their classmates and in some instances better progress. This is ensuring they are catching up with the standards achieved by their peers. Pupils have good attitudes to learning and behave well. They want to work hard, are keen to succeed and take pride in their achievements. Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel safe. This is shown in their good attendance and low levels of persistent absence. Provision for children in the early years is outstanding. Children make rapid progress from their starting points because leadership and teaching are highly effective. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although current progress is good, some pupils in Years 5 and 6 still have some catching up to do in writing and mathematics to reach the standards expected for their age. Teaching, over time, is not yet leading to accelerated progress for all pupils. This is because : sometimes pupils are not always moved on to more demanding work quickly enough. Pupils do not always have sufficient opportunity to apply their mathematics skills widely enough, and are not always clear on how to respond to teachers’ marking and feedback on their work. Leaders are not providing governors with a clear enough view of the progress of different groups of pupils to enable them to make close checks on the improvements that are being made.