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Ofsted Report - October 2023

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Otford Primary School- School Summary Data- September 2023 


Below is a summary of the data obtained from  results collected from children in Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6 reaching the "expected standard" at the end of the academic year 2022-2023. We are very proud of our results, which highlight in many areas good outcomes against National data. There are also some areas which need further development and these will be added to our School Improvement Plan for 2023-2024. 


EYFS- Reception.



National 2022-2023 * 

Good Level of Development 




Phonics- end of Year 1 and some children in Year 2.



National 2022-2023 * 

Phonics Year 1 



Children Passed by end of Y2  




Key Stage 1- end of Year 2.



National 2022-2023 * 

Reading % reaching Expected standard 



Writing % reaching Expected standard 




Maths % reaching Expected standard 






Not published  


Y4 Multiplication Times table test. – 34% scored 25 out of 25 (National 2022 was 27%)


 Key Stage 2 – Number of children at the expected standard in Year 6.



National 2022-2023 

Reading % Expected+








Writing % Expected+ 








GPS (Grammar Punctuation Spelling)  

% Expected + 











Maths % Expected+ 








Reading/Writing/Maths combined  

% Expected Standard+ 



Whole school Data for the end of KS1 and KS2 for 2022


We are very pleased to report to you some headlines of the end of year outcomes for children across the school last year. We are incredibly mindful that assessments in school need to be carefully administered, and last year was the first year since 2019 where formal testing took place in primary school settings. Our role is to support a child's development socially, personally and academically, we are incredibly committed to this. The following is just a snapshot of the data set alongside National Averages. Considering the impact of COVID, we are very proud of the achievements of the children and thank you for your support and focus in all areas.



The National picture is clear, writing has been significantly impacted upon due to the restrictions from COVID. Children were spending less time developing key writing skills. As a school, closing the writing gap will be woven into our School Improvement Plan as we move throughout this year. The Governors will be meeting shortly to discuss the School Improvement Plan for this year, once this has been agreed we will of course share this with parents and add this to the school website.

Thank you to all our parents for your support, supporting your children from Reception to KS1, KS2 and then providing a platform for learning in KS3. Fostering a lifelong love for learning is fundamental to what we strive to achieve here at Otford.

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.



8th June 2018


Dear Parents and Carers 
Ofsted Inspection Findings


We are very pleased to share with you the outcome of our recent OFSTED inspection.  The Inspection has found that Otford Primary continues to be a “Good” school with only one area of development identified. This is a significant achievement due to the current Ofsted Framework being considerably more challenging than the previous one used to inspect the school in 2013.   Please do take some time to read the report as it is very positive about the school. We have been informed that this report will go live on the Ofsted website from Monday 11th June 2018.


The Inspector recognised substantial improvements, made particularly over the last 18 months, in the quality of teaching and learning, improved pupil progress throughout the school and the extended and improved curriculum.


The inspection findings reflect the huge commitment of the school’s staff, Governing Body, children and parents, to make Otford Primary the best it can be and ensure that all pupils achieve the best possible outcomes.


We will carefully consider the inspector’s recommendations on how the school can improve further. Our focus in the weeks and months ahead will be on how we continue to raise standards, striving to ensure that Otford is an exceptional school for all; this will be a priority for the Governors and senior management.


We would like to thank all parents and carers for your continued support. It is very much appreciated.



Yours sincerely




Helen Roberts



Ben Harrison

Chair of Governors






Ofsted School Inspection Reports: