Oaklands Primary Academy

Name Oaklands Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 May 2018
Address Oaklands Lane, Biggin Hill, Westerham, Kent, TN16 3DN
Phone Number 01959573963
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 520 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Academy Sponsor Oaklands Primary Academy
Local Authority Bromley
Percentage Free School Meals 10.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Persisitent Absence 19.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils attending this school are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have support for SEN and/or disabilities is below average. The school converted to an academy in September 2015. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations set by the government for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, ably supported by the senior leadership team, has secured substantial improvements since the school became an academy in 2015. Leaders have created a climate of shared determination for improvement, which ensures that teaching is good and improving. The leadership team, including governors, has a clear understanding of what needs to be done to further improve the school. Pupils conduct themselves calmly and behave well. There is a strong sense of mutual respect and care. Pupils feel safe. They know that adults will help them should they have any concerns. Leaders ensure that the curriculum promotes the school’s core values. Pupils respect themselves and others and are prepared for life in modern Britain. At the end of key stage 2 in 2017, the proportion of pupils working at or above the expected standard was higher than the national average in reading, writing and mathematics combined. The majority of pupils currently in the school make good progress from their starting points across a range of subjects. Disadvantaged pupils do well across subjects due to the effective support and guidance that they receive. The early years provision enables children to make a good start to their education. The early years curriculum is well designed and ensures that children are ready for Year 1. The majority of parents are positive about the school and appreciate the work that staff do to help their children learn well. Middle leaders are aware of what needs further improving in their areas of responsibility and make a positive impact on pupils’ learning. However, they are not fully involved in the strategic development of their subjects. Not all teachers are sufficiently adept at setting work to match the needs of the most able pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. As a result, these pupils make inconsistent progress across the curriculum.