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Dartford Primary Schools

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School as they are published, also recording change from previous Inspection result,  together with some other relevant information below. It is worth using the search engine on the Home Page to pick up other references to individual schools.

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. In September 2012, OFSTED revised its Inspection Grading System, giving each school a main Grade: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement (previously Satisfactory), and Inadequate (two sub categories - A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better - A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school). Each Report carries a brief description of the school before justifying its decision in more detail. If a school is in Special Measures or Serious Weaknesses, the results of further monitoring visits are noted. I have provided links to the Reports in most cases. 

The post-August 2013 Reports are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

The local authority statement of action is fit for purpose
The school’s improvement action plan is not fit for purpose.

DARTFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Craylands

Requires Improvement

Dec 13 No change
Dartford Bridge Community

Good

Feb 14 No change
Knockhall Community
After failed OFSTED March 13 (see below)
Local authority statement of action fit for purpose
School improvement action plan not fit for purpose.
Oct 13
Manor Community Good Nov 13 Up one
Maypole Good Oct 13  No change
Our Lady of Hartley Catholic Outstanding Nov 13 Up one
St Alban's Road Infants Good Oct 13 Up one
Westgate Special Measures Dec 13 Down one
Local Authority Plan not fit for purpose
School Improvement Plan not fit for purpose

Mar 14

 

York Road Junior Academy Requires Improvement Dec 13 Up one

 

2012-13 OFSTED Reports 

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Bean Good Nov 12 Up one
Darenth Community Requires Improvement May 13 No change
Gateway Community Good Sep 12 Up one
Hartley Good Nov 12 Up one
Horton Kirby CofE Requires Improvement Feb 13 Up one
Insufficient progress from R.I.
Insuffiicient support from KCC
Jun 13
 
Knockhall Community Special Measures Mar 13 Down one
Langafel CofE VC Requires Improvement Mar 13 No change
New Ash Green Good Nov 12 Up one
Stone St Mary's CofE Requires Improvement Jan 13 No change
Temple Hill Community Requres Improvement Mar 13 No change
The Brent Requires Improvement Oct 12 No change
Wentworth Good Feb 13 New school
West Hill Good Mar 13 No change
Wilmington Requires Improvement Jun 13 No change

 

Pre September 2012 Reports

 

School Grade Date Further Information
The Craylands School Swanscombe Satisfactory  Jun 2012  
Darenth Community Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010  
Dartford Bridge Community Primary Good Oct 2010 first inspection of new school
Fleetdown Primary Outstanding Mar 2010  
The Gateway Primary Satisfactory Nov 2010  
Hartley Primary Satisfactory Feb 2011  
Holy Trinity CofE Primary Good Jun 2012  
Langafel CofE VC Primary Satisfactory Feb 2011  
Manor Community Primary, Swanscombe Satisfactory Jan 2011  
Oakfield Primary Good  Feb 2012  
St Anselm's Catholic Primary Good Mar 2011  
Sutton at Hone CofE Primary Satisfactory Nov 2010  
Stone St Mary's CofE Primary Satisfactory Nov 2010  
Temple Hill Community Primary Notice to Improve Dec 2009 good progress Jul 2010, see below
Temple Hill Community Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011 up from Notice to Improve
Westgate Primary Satisfactory Oct 2011  
York Road Junior  School  & Language Unit Special Measures Nov 2011  

The following primary schools had additional Reception intake places added in March for 2010 entry, to meet local pressures:

Manor Community Primary, up from 60 to 90 places

Maypole Primary up from 30 to 60 places