|Name||St Lawrence Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||17 January 2013|
|Address||Church Road, Stone Street, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0LN|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||84 (57% boys 43% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.2%|
|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.