St Peter’s Church of England Primary School

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St Peter’s Church of England Primary School

Name St Peter’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 19 March 2014
Address Windmill Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 4UU
Phone Number 01892525727
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 143 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.4
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 11.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

St Peter’s is a smaller than average sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are taught in one Reception class. Other pupils are taught in mixed-age groups. Only a very small number of pupils are supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are eligible for free school meals, pupils from service families and those in care). The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported by school action is similar to that seen nationally. The proportion who are supported by school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is average. They mainly have speech, language and communication needs. A few have behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. In 2013, the school met the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. Pupils are offered a range of clubs before, during and after school. These are managed by the school. The school is split between three sites, consisting of the main school, the hall and the playground. Pupils also regularly visit St Peter’s Church for assemblies and activities.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. At St Peter’s, pupils love coming to school, rise to adults’ high expectations and develop a love of learning. The school’s strong focus on developing good learning habits means that pupils use different skills and strategies to make the best progress they can. Pupils achieve exceptionally well throughout the school, including in Reception. By the end of Key Stage 2, attainment in both English and mathematics is well above national averages. In lessons, pupils are enthusiastic, excited and genuinely curious because teaching is typically outstanding. Teachers plan exceptionally well to make sure that, over time, every pupil succeeds. Pupils strive to do their best and say that lessons are always fun. Pupils get on very well together. They support each other in lessons and at break times, when older pupils look after younger ones. Their behaviour is exemplary at all times: in lessons, when they move around school, walk to separate sites or play at break times. Pupils say they feel safe in school. They have to walk along local streets and cross roads daily to get to different sites and the school’s work to keep them safe at these times is outstanding. The headteacher’s excellent leadership is very well supported by governors and other leaders in the school. They have created a happy, continuously improving school where teachers try out new ideas and share best practice. Together they have improved achievement and teaching so that pupils are exceptionally well prepared for their next stage. Governors have a very good understanding of how well the school is doing and provide a good balance of support and challenge.