Kings Hill School

Name Kings Hill School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 January 2013
Address Crispin Way, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4LS
Phone Number 01732842739
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 480 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 4.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in two Reception classes. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below average. The proportion of those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. All pupils are educated on the school site. The proportion of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding (extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by local authorities, and children of service families) is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well. Attainment of pupils at the end of Year 6 in English and mathematics is above average. Most teaching is at least good, and there are examples of outstanding teaching throughout the school. Skilled teaching assistants make a good contribution to pupils’ learning, especially for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. Children receive a good start to school life in the Early Years Foundation Stage where they are taught well. Pupils are well behaved. They say they feel safe at school, a view that is supported by most parents. Senior leaders have a good track record for developing teaching through their careful monitoring and support. The headteacher provides strong leadership and this has helped the school to improve well since its previous inspection. Governors are a strength of the school. They work well with senior leaders to improve the quality of education the school offers its pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always give pupils sufficient information so that they know exactly what they must do to improve their work and move on in their learning. Teaching is not always pitched at the right level, so that pupils sometimes lose concentration, and progress in their learning slows.