|Name||King’s Court First School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 March 2015|
|Address||Ashbrook Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2NE|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||215 (48% boys 52% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||6.5%|
Information about this school
King’s Court is an average-sized first school. Most pupils are White British and the rest are from a variety of ethnic groups. Fewer pupils than average speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding to support those pupils eligible for school meals and those in the care of the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The early years provision consists of two part-time Nursery classes and two full-time Reception classes. Pupils transfer to middle school at the end of Year 4.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The headteacher provides strong leadership and her influence in sustaining high standards is recognised by staff and governors. They share her determination that pupils will achieve well and enjoy their experience of school. Consistently good or outstanding teaching ensures that pupils make good progress, achieving well in reading, writing and mathematics. From starting points that are typical for their age, pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics exceeds national averages by the time pupils leave to move on to middle school. Parents are complimentary about the school and its leadership. The welcome they receive when their children start school helps them to support their children’s learning well. Governors are committed and support the school very effectively. They carry out their statutory duties efficiently and are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the school. Children in the early years make good progress from their different starting points. Pupils’ behaviour is good and pupils know how to keep themselves safe. Adults set excellent examples of conduct and pupils respond by showing considerable respect and consideration for each other. Attendance has improved and now matches the national average. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although children’s learning experience in the early years is good, the outside area is not welcoming or stimulating. Consequently, it does not support learning as well as it might. Teachers’ marking and feedback do not always help pupils to take the next steps which they need in order to improve their progress.