Our prospectus is updated annually: it contains a wealth of information about the school and daily routines. However we believe that our pupils are the best ambassadors for our school so please do telephone the office to make an appointment to come and see the school in action. Our Open Day was in November, but any family wishing to see our school in operation is warmly invited to telephone Mrs Jeffs in the school office to make an appointment.
Whilst all details are in the Prospectus, some key points are as follows:
Age of pupils: 4 – 7 years
Admission criteria: We follow Buckinghamshire County Council policy and all admissions are made via the County Council. Click here to access Primary School Admissions. http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/schools/admissions/primary_admissions.page?
Our school was inspected by Ofsted in July 2011 and received an OUTSTANDING grading. Currently approximately 6% of primary schools achieve this standard, so we were delighted to be recognised as a top school! Our full report is on the link below. The Ofsted team particulary looked at those areas highlighted for development in our previous Ofsted in June 2008. A couple of key comments from the report state:
The school provides an outstanding quality of education for its pupils. Standards are high in reading, writing, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) and all groups of pupils, including boys, pupils with special educational need and/or disabilities and more capable pupils, make outstanding progress.
No child is left behind in this school because of the very high emphasis on providing equality of opportunity and personalised learning. This ensures that pupils make consistently outstanding progress.
In November 2016 we had our SIAS, the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools. Again, we were delighted to be recognised as Outstanding. The strengths of the school were noted as:
- This warm and welcoming Christian family community is firmly based on biblical teaching and the Christian values of thankfulness, respect, forgiveness and endurance. Consequently, Great Kimble’s young pupils daily live out these Christian values at home and school.
- Strong leadership and good governance at all levels ensures the school’s Christian character embeds all school policy and practice. The new headteacher has a clear direction for the future of the school.
- The mutual and substantial partnership between the school and church, whose rector is instrumental in enriching the worshipping life of the whole community.
- Exemplary relationships and high expectations in this respectful Christian environment ensure these young pupils grow in confidence and achieve highly.
For the full report please click on the link below which will take you to the Ofsted website.
Access to Ofsted Home Page: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/
Access to Department’s Schools’ Performance Tables: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/
Access to Ofsted’s Parent View: http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/
Access to Gov.uk’s Education Section: https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/