St Lawrence Church of England Primary School

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St Lawrence Church of England Primary School


Name St Lawrence Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.st-lawrence-sevenoaks.kent.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 January 2013
Address Church Road, Stone Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0LN
Phone Number 01732761393
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 84 (57% boys 43% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.6
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 7.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.2%
Persisitent Absence 5.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average primary school. The majority of the pupils come from a White British background. The proportion of pupils on roll from minority ethnic heritages is average while the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of pupils receiving support form pupil premium funding, including those eligible for free school meals, looked-after children and from service families, is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is below that found nationally. The proportion who are supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school does not use alternative provision. The school meets the government’s floor targets, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The proportion of pupils making and exceeding typically expected progress compares favourably with the national picture. Results for Year 6 pupils in 2012 show attainment to be well above average in English and mathematics. Children make a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage because they are encouraged to explore and talk about their interests. The quality of teaching is at least good. Pupils engage enthusiastically in the work teachers have planned for them. Behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They talk confidently about their learning and work well together. Attendance has improved since the last inspection and is now higher than the national average. The monitoring of teaching and the school’s performance by the headteacher is strong. Her leadership has ensured teachers and other adults work confidently together as a team. The governing body has a clear understanding of the school’s effectiveness and is fully committed to improving the school further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils, especially in Key Stage 2, are not always clear about their targets for improvement and how to achieve them. While teaching is good, teachers do not provide sufficient opportunities for pupils to check their own progress. Teachers do not always adapt the pace of learning as necessary to ensure pupils can make even better progress.