Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School

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Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School

Name Surrey Hills All Saints Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address School Lane, Dorking, RH4 3QF
Phone Number 01306881136
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 206 (50.5% boys 49.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 0
Academy Sponsor The Good Shepherd Trust
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.8%
Persistent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Surrey Hills is an average-sized primary school.

It operates on two sites. The Abinger site caters for pupils in Reception and key stage 1. The Westcott site accommodates pupils in key stage 1 and key stage 2.

Most pupils are White British. The school has a smaller-than-average proportion of disadvantaged pupils. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is smaller than average.

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment. The school operates a breakfast club for pupils on the Abinger site, which was observed as part of the inspection.

The breakfast and after-school clubs on the Westcott site are not run by the school, so did not form part of the inspection. Since the last inspection, the local authority brokered support for the school from St Martin’s Primary School. This support ended in July 2017.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Leadership is inadequate. Leaders have not always managed risks arising from allegations against staff properly. The school’s work to safeguard pupils and ensure their welfare is inadequate, both in the main school and in the early years.

Both the main school and the early years are therefore inadequate overall. Governors have not fulfilled their statutory safeguarding responsibilities. They have not always checked that leaders have managed allegations against staff effectively.

Sometimes, pupils are not challenged highly enough across the full national curriculum. External support, provided by the local authority and its contractors, has not been effective in helping the school to fulfil its statutory safeguarding responsibilities. Poor communication, and sometimes contradictory advice, have contributed to school leaders’ uncertainty over how to manage risk assessments consistently well and report concerns to the appropriate agencies.

There are occasions when teaching does not fully meet the range of needs in each class, notably those of pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. The school has the following strengths Leaders at all levels have worked effectively to make sure that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment has improved since the last inspection. This has led to good outcomes for pupils throughout the school.

Pupils’ behaviour is good around the school and in lessons, including in the early years. Pupils are polite and respectful of each other and of adults. They work hard and are very willing to learn.

Staff are well trained in understanding how to support children who have particular social, emotional and welfare needs. Middle leaders have improved their skills. With senior leaders, they have created a strong culture of continuous improvement in teaching so that teachers and their assistants refine their skills still further.

Pupils’ outcomes have risen since the last inspection. Their attainment is above national averages in the early years, in phonics and by the end of key stage 2. Pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics has improved and is now good.