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  • Everybody says  education is one of the most important factors in  a child's life but let me tell you an educational adviser such as yourself has been the most important factor in ours as parents.

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

    DateChange
    Craylands

    Requires Improvement

    Dec 13No change
    Dartford Bridge Community

    Good

    Feb 14No 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
    Inadequate progress from SMMay 14
    Manor CommunityGoodNov 13Up one
    MaypoleGoodOct 13 No change
    Our Lady of Hartley CatholicOutstandingNov 13Up one
    St Alban's Road InfantsGoodOct 13Up one
    Stone St Mary's CofEGoodMay 14Up one
    WestgateSpecial MeasuresDec 13Down one
    Local Authority Plan not fit for purpose
    School Improvement Plan not fit for purpose

    Mar 14

     

    Reasonable progress towards removal of SMJul 14
    York Road Junior AcademyRequires ImprovementDec 13Up one

     

    2012-13 OFSTED Reports 

    School

    OFSTED Grade

    DateChange
    BeanGoodNov 12Up one
    Darenth CommunityRequires ImprovementMay 13No change
    Gateway CommunityGoodSep 12Up one
    HartleyGoodNov 12Up one
    Horton Kirby CofERequires ImprovementFeb 13Up one
    Insufficient progress from R.I.
    Insuffiicient support from KCC
    Jun 13
     
    Knockhall CommunitySpecial MeasuresMar 13Down one
    Langafel CofE VCRequires ImprovementMar 13No change
    New Ash GreenGoodNov 12Up one
    Stone St Mary's CofERequires ImprovementJan 13No change
    Temple Hill CommunityRequres ImprovementMar 13No change
    The BrentRequires ImprovementOct 12No change
    WentworthGoodFeb 13New school
    West HillGoodMar 13No change
    WilmingtonRequires ImprovementJun 13No change

     

    Pre September 2012 Reports

     

    SchoolGradeDateFurther Information
    The Craylands School SwanscombeSatisfactory Jun 2012 
    Darenth Community PrimarySatisfactoryJun 2010 
    Dartford Bridge Community PrimaryGoodOct 2010first inspection of new school
    Fleetdown PrimaryOutstandingMar 2010 
    The Gateway PrimarySatisfactoryNov 2010 
    Hartley PrimarySatisfactoryFeb 2011 
    Holy Trinity CofE PrimaryGoodJun 2012 
    Langafel CofE VC PrimarySatisfactoryFeb 2011 
    Manor Community Primary, SwanscombeSatisfactoryJan 2011 
    Oakfield PrimaryGood Feb 2012 
    St Anselm's Catholic PrimaryGoodMar 2011 
    Sutton at Hone CofE PrimarySatisfactoryNov 2010 
    Stone St Mary's CofE PrimarySatisfactoryNov 2010 
    Temple Hill Community PrimaryNotice to ImproveDec 2009good progress Jul 2010, see below
    Temple Hill Community PrimarySatisfactoryMar 2011up from Notice to Improve
    Westgate PrimarySatisfactoryOct 2011 
    York Road Junior  School  & Language UnitSpecial MeasuresNov 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