|Name||Ospringe Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||15 November 2012|
|Address||Water Lane, Ospringe, Faversham, Kent, ME13 8TX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||222|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||16.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||22.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||26.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
This is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are supported through school action is in line with the national average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is nearly double the national average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. A range of minority ethnic groups is represented in smaller numbers. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for looked after children and pupils eligible for free school meals, is higher than 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 make good progress from low starting points to achieve broadly average standards in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Improvements since the last inspection are driving up both attainment and progress. This is particularly marked in the Early Years Foundation Stage where the learning environment effectively supports children’s development in a range of key skills. Judicious appointments of highly skilled staff, effective professional development and a willingness to embrace new ideas have been integral in securing improvements in teaching, which is now good. Pupils behave well, are courteous and cooperative and move around the school calmly and sensibly. Attendance, which is above average, has increased since the previous inspection, in part because of the appointment of a pastoral support worker who liaises with families. Reading is a strong feature of the school. Recent initiatives have been successful in promoting an enthusiasm for, and love of, reading. Leaders and managers, including the governing body, are committed to continuous improvement. They manage teachers’ performance well and track pupils’ achievement data carefully so that any dips in progress can be rectified quickly. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure pupils make rapid and sustained progress throughout year groups. Occasionally, the progress of some pupils is not monitored carefully enough during lessons to ensure they complete tasks successfully. In a few lessons, the steps needed to achieve the task are not clear enough for all pupils to be able to follow. Although uncommon, teachers sometimes miss opportunities to reinforce positive learning behaviours.