Kingfisher Primary School


Name Kingfisher Primary School
Website http://www.kingfisherschool.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 08 May 2019
Address Kingfisher Drive, Houndstone, Yeovil, BA22 8FJ
Phone Number 01935474538
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Academy Sponsor Preston Primary Academy Trust
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 4.2%

Information about this school

The school is part of the Preston Primary Academy Trust. It operated on a shared site until the new building, together with the Nursery, was opened in September 2018. A new intake of Reception Year children is added each year. This school is smaller than the average-sized school. Pupils are organised in three single-age classes and there is a Nursery class. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below average, as is the proportion of disadvantaged pupils. The school manages breakfast and after-school clubs each day.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school ‘Being the best you can be’ is at the heart of Kingfisher’s work. Leaders’ ambitious vision is key to the school’s success. They have the highest expectations of staff, pupils, parents and carers. The headteacher is extremely well supported by the executive principal of the multi-academy trust and by her leadership team. They do not compromise in the drive to make sure that every pupil is receiving the best possible education and is kept safe. Teachers work extremely well to motivate and inspire pupils, so that they can achieve their best. Learning is interesting and challenging and no time is wasted. Teaching assistants are highly skilled and provide excellent support for pupils. Pupils demonstrate excellent attitudes to their learning and enjoy all aspects of school life. Their behaviour is exemplary. They concentrate hard in lessons and they take great pride in their achievements. Standards of attainment are high across the school. Pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, make strong progress in all subjects. They are prepared very well for the next stage of their education. The curriculum is extremely well planned to ensure that pupils develop and deepen their knowledge and understanding. Exciting enrichment activities and events capture pupils’ interest and imagination, developing their personal skills very successfully. The promotion of British values is woven skilfully through the curriculum. Children in the early years make an excellent start to school life. The rich environment and high-quality teaching provide children with a successful blend of learning through exploration, play and adult-led activities. Pupils feel safe and secure in school. They have complete trust in staff to look after them and know that they can turn to them for help. Parents agree strongly that their children are happy, safe and well cared for. They appreciate the warm and welcoming ethos of the school and are proud of the progress their children make. Despite being new to the role, governors are very knowledgeable about the school’s performance. This enables them to support and challenge leaders effectively. They are developing systems so that they can hold leaders to account rigorously.