|Name||St Paul’s CofE (Aided) Primary School|
|Address||St Paul’s Road West, Dorking, RH4 2HS|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||419 (50.4% boys 49.6% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.5|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.1%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Information about this school
The school is larger than most primary schools.
Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families, is low.
The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is below average, as is the proportion of pupils at school action plus and with statements of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not use alternative provision for its pupils off site.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. School leaders have very high expectations. They have secured significant improvements since the last inspection and they maintain very high standards.
Outstanding teaching enables pupils to make rapid progress in English and mathematics. Pupils of all abilities and backgrounds achieve well. School leaders, staff and governors share a commitment to raising achievement, ensuring that teaching, learning and the curriculum meet the highest standards.
Parents are well informed and are encouraged to participate in their children’s learning which helps pupils to succeed. Pupils of different abilities and backgrounds work together successfully, helping each other to learn. Pupils’ progress in reading is exceptionally strong and their language and communication skills are developed very well.
Behaviour standards are very high. Staff and pupils respect each other and are courteous and polite. Pupils manage their own behaviour well and they work and play together harmoniously.