At its most recent inspection Biggin Hill primary School was judged to be a good school with an outstanding judgement for Personal Development and Welfare.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school
- The headteacher has worked tirelessly to secure the necessary improvements in the school since its previous inspection. The quality of teaching and learning has improved, which has led to better outcomes for pupils in all year groups.
- Members of the newly formed governing body are ambitious for their pupils. They are reflective governors who play a crucial role in the strategic direction of the school. Governors hold senior leaders to account for pupils' performance.
- The quality of teaching and learning is now at least good. The headteacher has successfully addressed previously weak teaching. Consequently, all groups of pupils make consistently good progress in a range of subjects.
- In 2016, attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 was above the national averages. As a result, pupils leave Biggin Hill well prepared for their learning in Year 7.
- Pupils are a credit to the school. They are articulate, confident and motivated learners. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. They take pride in their school and their learning.
- The stimulating early years environment provides children with a range of exciting activities, which supports their learning and development well. Children enjoy their learning and make good progress. Consequently, they leave the early years ready for key stage 1.
- The pupil premium funding is used effectively to support disadvantaged pupils. As a result, they make good progress in their learning.
- Pupils learn a range of mathematics topics. They are given opportunities to apply their mathematics to solve problems. However, pupils are not consistently developing their reasoning skills and explaining their answers. As a result, they do not make as much progress as they could.
- Middle leaders have made improvements in their respective subject areas. However, they do not monitor the quality of teaching and learning thoroughly and consistently well enough to secure even better progress for all pupils across the school.
- Leaders have taken effective action to maintain good attendance for most groups of pupils. Persistent absence for pupils eligible for free school meals is still high.
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