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Displaying items by tag: OFSTED

Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Gravesham Primary Schools

 Updated May 2020

Coronavirus; There are a number of articles on this site exploring the implications of the pandemic on school applications and appeals. You will find them by putting 'Coronavirus' in the search engine on the top left hand corner of this page. This page contains outcomes of Ofsted Inspections carried out up until 4th February 2020, the last ones published before schools were closed. I estimate about another 10 will have been completed but results are waiting until schools are opened, which may not be until September. I think it most unlikely there will be any more this school year.  

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, 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 will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded 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.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Gravesham Primary Places for September 2019 Allocations here, for 2018 here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here.

You will find a commercial site providing a comprehensive analysis of  different 11 Plus exams, preparation and appeals at 11 Plus Exams.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2019 and July 2020  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy (2017 onwards) 

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
 OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2019 - July 2020
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Cecil Road
Good (S)
Dec 19
No change
Copperfield*
Effective Action Monitoring
after Special Measures
Feb 20  
Vigo Good (S) Nov 19 No Change
Westcourt Good (S) Nov 19 No change

* Put Copperfield in Search Engine for further information. Early allocation information has Copperfield with 42 LAAs and still 19 free places out of its 90. 

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
 OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2018 - July 2019
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Copperfield (A)* Special Measures Jan 19 Down one
Culverstone  (A) Good (S) Oct 18 No change
Holy Trinity CofE VA
Good
Sep 18 
Up one
Istead Rise (A)**
Good
Sep 18
Up two
Meopham Community (A)
Good (S)
Oct 18
No change
Riverview Infant (A)
Good (S)
Oct 18
No change

 *Copperfield Academy has had a dreadful record for as long as I have run this website, most recently covered here. You will find a positive Monitoring Report here.  

** Istead Rise has also had a dreadful history both as a KCC school and being run by Meopham Community Trust. Now run by Swale Academies Trust and Good for the first time. See Ofsted record below.

GRAVESHAM
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Higham Good Jun 18 No change
Kings Farm Good May 18 Up one
Lawn
Good
Nov 17
No change
Rosherville CofE Academy (A)
Good
Nov 16
No change
Shears Green Junior
Good
Nov 17
No change
Shorne CofE (A)
Good
Oct 17
No change
Singlewell
Good
Nov 17
No change
St Botolph's CofE (A)
Good
Sep 17
No change
St John's Catholic Good Apr 18 No change

 Item on Copperfield Academy here

GRAVESHAM
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Wrotham Road Primary Good July 16 Up one
Sedley's Cof E VA Primary Good Nov 16 No change
Copperfield Academy Requires Improvement Sept 16
Up one
Chantry Community Academy Good Dec 16 Up two
Whitehill Primary Good Jan 17 No change
Tymberwood Academy Good Feb 17 Up two
Shears Green Infant Good Mar 17 No change
Painters Ash Primary Good Jun 17 Up one

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Cecil Road Good May 16 Up one
Chantry Effective action to remove SM Dec 15
Holy Trinity CofE VA  Requires Improvement  Mar 16  No change
Kings Farm*
 
Effective action to remove SM Sep 15
Effective action to remove SM    Jan 16
Requires Improvement May 16 Up one
Riverview Junior  Requires Improvement  May 16  No change
Vigo Village Good Feb 16 no change

* Article on renaissance of Kings Farm here

 

Excerpt from Gravesham section of article on oversubscription and vacancies in Kent primary schools 2015: "Gravesend and Northfleet families have most difficulties across Kent in finding good schools for their children".

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Chantry*  Special Measures  May 15  Down one
Culverstone Green Good Sep 14 No change
Istead Rise Not enough progress to removal of SM  Nov 14
Kings Farm**
 Special Measures  Oct 14  Down one
LA Statement of Action fit for purpose
School Action Plan fit for purpose
Jan 15
Reasonable Progress to remove SM May 15
Meopham Community Academy  Good  Nov 14  Down one
Painters Ash Requires Improvement Feb 15 No change

*Chantry: See article here. 

**Kings Farm: See article on Inspection Report here. Further article on Whitehill and Kings Farm here.

Information from Oversubscription Survey of Kent primary schools, for entry September 2014

Next up is probably Gravesham, and certainly the town where I have had most concerns expressed (Sevenoaks parents may be used to it!).  Quite simply, there are just two vacancies in the whole urban district of Gravesend and Northfleet, and 12 in the rural south at Vigo. Every other one of the 24 other schools is full. The two Catholic schools, St John’s in Gravesend (second in Kent), and St Joseph’s in Northfleet (last year’s most oversubscribed school) account for 86 first choices turned away. Here 129 children, 10% of the total applicants, were offered no school of their choice, five schools all of whom have had difficult histories, mopping up the large majority of these, headed up by Whitehill, with a remarkable 30 Local Authority Allocations out of its 90 places. No extra places created to tackle this issue, although I have been warning about it for some years.

GRAVESHAM PRIMARY SCHOOLS
OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Higham

Good

Oct 13 Up one
Holy Trinity CofE VA

Requires Improvement

Nov 13 Down one

Istead Rise
School Plan not fit for purpose
following SM (see below) 
Sep 13
Raynehurst Insufficient progress following SM Oct 13
Riverview Juniors Requires Improvement Jun 14 Down one
Rosherville CofE Satisfactory Progress following SM Dec 14
St Botolph's CofE VA  Requires Improvement  Oct 13  No change
St John's Catholic Good Jul 14 Down one
Wrotham Road Requires Improvement Apr 14 Down one

 2012-13 OFSTED Reports 

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Cobham Outstanding Nov 12 Up one
Dover Road Inadequate Monitoring Insp Feb 13
Progress since special measures – inadequate
Progress since previous monitoring inspection – inadequate
Jul 13
Istead Rise 
Special Measures Mar 13 Down one
LEA Statement not fit for purpose
School Plan not fit for purpose
May 13
Lawn Good Mar 13 Up one
Painters Ash Requires Improvement Feb 13 No change
Raynehurst  Special Measures Mar 13 Down one
LEA Statement fit for purpose
School Plan not fit for purpose
Jun 13
Riverview Infants Good Apr 13 Down one
Rosherville CofE Satisf progr from SM Oct 12
  Satisf progr from SM Mar 13
Shears Green Infant Good Jun 13 Up one
Shears Green Junior Good Oct 12 Up one
Shorne CofE Good Oct 12 Up one
Singlewell Good Apr 13 Up one
Westcourt Good Mar 13 Up one
Whitehill Good May 13 Up one

Both Raynehust and Dover Road are being taken over by Reach2 to become Sponsored academies. 

Pre September 2012 Reports

   School                                                                 Grade                   Date        Further Information             
Cecil Road Primary Satisfactory Sep 2011
Chantry Primary       
Special Measures Feb 2010

Satisfactory progress Sep  2010. Satisfactory progress Mar 2011           Good Progress Jun 2011, Nov 2011

Chantry Primary Satisfactory Mar 2012
Dover Road Primary Special Measures Jul 2011 Satisf Prog Jan 2012. Inadequate progress Jun 2012
  Inadequate prog Feb 13 Monitoring Inspection
Higham Primary Satisfactory Oct 2011
Holy Trinity Primary Good Feb 2011
Istead Rise Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011
Kings Farm Primary Satisfactory  Mar 2011
Lawn Primary Satisfactory Dec 2010
Painters Ash Primary Satisfactory Feb 2011
Raynehurst Primary Satisfactory Jun 2011
Riverview Junior
Notice to Improve Jan 2011 See below. Good progress May 2011
Riverview Junior Good Jul 2011
Rosherville CofE Primary Special Measures Feb 2012 Unsatisfactory Progress Jul 2012
Singlewell Primary Satisfactory Mar 2011
Whitehill Primary Satisfactory Jul 2011
Wrotham Road Primary Good Jul 2011
Vigo Village Good Jan 2011

Chantry Primary School working in tandem with Meopham Community Academy for a year from Jun 2011 under executive Head from Meopham.

Riverview Junior School: The notice to improve was issued solely because the schoool failed to complete satfety checks on staff, thus potlentially placing children at risk. This is part of the statutory safeguarding required, where failure to comply produces an automatic failure at an OFSTED Inspection. The Report states: "Were it not for the safeguarding weakness noted, this would be a good school with a number of outstanding features". The July 2011 Report confirms it is back to its previous status as a good school. 

Published in Kent Primary Schools
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

Ashford Primary Schools

Updated May 2020

Coronavirus; There are a number of articles on this site exploring the implications of the pandemic on school applications and appeals. You will find them by putting 'Coronavirus' in the search engine on the top left hand corner of this page. This page contains outcomes of Ofsted Inspections carried out up until 4th February 2020, the last ones published before schools were closed. I estimate about another 10 will have been completed but results are waiting until schools are opened, which may not be until September. I think it most unlikely there will be any more this school year.  

Entries on this page include the OFSTED Grade for each Primary School updated twice a year, 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 will find advice on Primary school Admissions and Appeals here

You can read the full Report on each Primary School at OFSTED. Each school is awarded 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.

A majority of the schools that have previously had a 'Good' or 'Outstanding' assessment are given a Short Inspection (known as Section 8). These are indicated by 'Good (S). These will be confirmed in their assessment grade. However for some of these schools, the Inspection Team may consider that there are concerns, or in the case of a Good school, grounds for raising the Grade and this can only be done by a full Section Five Grade. These are recorded for example as  'Outstanding (SC) or 'Good (SR). 

You will find an analysis of oversubscription and vacancies for  Ashford Primary Places for September 2019 Admissions here, for 2018 here, for 2017 here, and for 2016 here.

You will find a commercial site providing a comprehensive analysis of  different 11 Plus exams, preparation and appeals at 11 Plus Exams.

Reports on Inspections between between September 2019 and 4th February 2020  are in the first table, followed by other tables containing older ones.

(A) Indicates the school is an Academy; (F) a Free School 

ASHFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 2019 to Mar 2020
School
OFSTED Grade
Date
Change
Ashford St Mary's CofE VA Good (S) Jan 20 No change
Brook Requires Improvement Oct 19 Down one
Goat Lees (F) Good (S) Jan 20 No change
Smeeth  Requires Improvement Sep 19 Down one
St Teresa's Catholic (A) Good (S) Jan 20 No change
Stowting CofE Good Nov 19 Down one
Wittersham CofE Good (S) Jan 20 No

 

ASHFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL
OFSTED REPORTS Sep 18 to Feb 19
School
OFSTED Grade
Date
Change
Brenzett* (A) Good Jul 19 Up two
East Stour Good (S) May 19 No change
Finberry (A)
Good
Sep 18
 New School,
1st Inspection
Kingsnorth CofE
Good (S) Oct 18  No change
Pluckley CofE (A) Good (S) Jun 19 No change
Willesborough Infant Good (SR) May 19 No change

  * Brenzett up from Special Measures following academisation by Aquila, Canterbury Diocesan Trust

ASHFORD
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2017-18
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Aldington Good Jun 18  
Ashford Oaks
Good Oct 17  No change
Beaver Green (A) Good Sep 17 Up two
Bethersden Good Jan 18 No change
 Brabourne  Good  Jun 18  No change
Godinton (A)  Good Mar 18   No change
Kennington CofE (A) Good Oct 17 Up two
Repton Manor  Good  Mar 18  No change
Smarden (A) Good Dec 17 No change
Willesborough Jun Good Jan 18 No change

 

 

ASHFORD
PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2016-17
School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Good Nov 16  No change
Mersham Primary Good Sept 16 No change
Furley Park Primary Academy
Good
Sept 16
No change
Phoenix Community Primary Good Dec 16 No change
High Halden CofE Primary Good Jan 17 No change
Hamstreet Primary Academy Good Feb 17 No change
Headcorn Primary Good Mar 17 No change
St Simon of England RC Good Jul 17 No change

 

ASHFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2015-16

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Ashford St Mary's CofE Good Jun 16 Up one
Brenzett  Special Measures  Nov 15  Down one
Brook Community Good Jan  16 Up one
Christ Church CofE
 Good  Oct 15  Up one
Goat Lees, Kennington Good May 16  New
Great Chart Outstanding Mar 16 Up one
St Michael's CofE, Tenterden
 Good
 Nov 15
 Up one
Wittersham Good Jun 16  No change

Excerpt from Ashford section of article on oversubscription in primary schools 2015: "One primary school has one vacancy. Other than that, the only school with vacancies is Furley Park, with 20 of its 90 places empty"

ASHFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2014-15

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Beaver Green
Not enough progress to remove SW
Oct 14
East Stour Good Jun 15 No change
Kennington CofE Junior Reasonable progress after SW Sep 14
Lady Joanna Thornhill, Wye Outstanding Jan 15 No change
Pluckley CofE Good Jun 15 No change
Smeeth Good Nov 14 No change
 Victoria Road  Good  Oct 14  Up one
Willesborough Infant Good May 15 Up one

You will find an article discussing Beaver Green here.  You will find Ashford Primary Academies here. 

 

ASHFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2013-14

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Aldington

Good

Nov 13 No change
Ashford, St Mary's CofE

Requires Improvement

May 14 Down one
Beaver  Green
 
Special Measures Dec 13 Down one
After delay, LA Plan fit for purpose
School Improvement Action Plan not fit for purpose
Mar 14
 
Reasonable progress to removal of SM Jun 14
Bethersden Good Mar 14 Up one
Brabourne CofE Good Oct 13 No change
Brenzett CofE Requires Improvement Sep 13 No change
Brook Community Requires Improvement Oct 13 No change
John Mayne CofE, Biddenden Good Feb 14 No change
Kennington CofE Junior Prog from Serious Weaknesses Sep 13  
Reasonable Progress from SW Feb 14  
Lydd Special Measures Nov 13 Down one
Local Authority Plan not fit for purpose
School Action Plan not fit for purpose
 
Apr 14
St Michael's CofE, Tenterden
failure to make required improvements
from previous OFSTED (see below)
 Oct 13  
Willesborough Junior Good May 14 No change

 

 

ASHFORD PRIMARY SCHOOL OFSTED REPORTS 2012-13

School

OFSTED Grade

Date Change
Ashford Oaks Community Good May 13 Up one
Brookland CofE Good Apr 13 Down one
Charing Good Nov 12 Up one
Egerton Requires Improvement Dec 12 No change
Hamstreet  Satisf progr from SM Oct 12  
Good May 13 Up two
Headcorn Good Jun 13 Up one
High Halden CofE Good Jan 13 Up one
Kennington CofE Junior Serious Weaknesses Dec 13 Down one
Kingsnorth CofE Good Oct 12 Up one
St Michael's Cofe, Tenterden Requires Improvement Jul 13 No change
Smarden Good Mar 13 1st Academy insp
Tenterden Junior Good Jan 13 Up one
Victoria Road  Satisf progr from NtoI Oct 12  
Requires Improvement Jun 13 Up one
Willesborough Infants Requires Improvement Apr 13 Down one

 

Pre September 2012 Reports

 

School Grade Date
Aldington Primary Good May 2011
Ashford, St Mary's CofE Primary Good Jun 2010
Ashford Oaks Community Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010
Beaver Green Primary Satisfactory May 2012
Bethersden Primary Satisfactory May 2012
Brenzett CofE Primary Satisfactory Nov 2011
Brook Community Primary Satisfactory  Nov 2011
Challock Primary Outstanding Sep 2011
Downs View Infants, Kennington Outstanding Jun 2010
 East Stour Primary   
Good & Rapidly Improving May 2010
Furley Park Primary Good Nov 2010
Great Chart Primary Good Nov 2010
Godinton Primary Good Feb 2011
Hamstreet Primary  Notice to Improve Feb 2012
High Halden CofE Primary Satisfactory Oct 2010
John Wesley CofE Methodist VA Primary Good Dec 2011
Kennington CofE Junior Satisfactory Jun 2011
Kingsnorth CofE Primary Satisfactory Jun 2010
Linden Grove Primary Special Measures Mar 2012
Mersham Primary Good Jun 2012
Phoenix Primary Good Jul 2012
Pluckley CofE Primary Good Jun 2010
Smarden Satisfactory Oct 2010
Smeeth Primary Good Jun 2011
St Michael's CofE Primary, Tenterden Satisfactory Nov 2010
St Simon of England RC Primary Good Mar 2012
Tenterden Infants Good Feb 2012
Wittersham CofE Primary Good Mar 2012
Woodchurch CofE Primary
Satisfactory Jul 2011
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