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Welcome to Temple Grove Academy, the first primary school of Temple Grove Academy Trust in Tunbridge Wells. We hope that you will enjoy visiting our website and that it provides you with an insight into our vibrant and happy nursery and primary school. TGA staff are caring, experienced and committed to meeting the individual needs of every child through a happy, secure environment.

Ofsted Reports

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On 15th May 2015, HMI Ofsted made a return visit to Temple Grove Academy to follow-up on its inspection in February, declaring that the academy was ‘taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement’.


The inspector believed the Head Teacher, Sam Linton, to be ‘extremely enthusiastic and dynamic’ at ensuring pupils at Temple Grove Academy receive the best teaching possible and achieve as well as they should.


Ofsted reported that there was a ‘palpable difference’ at the Academy and that it had achieved ‘a lot in a short space of time’.


Governors were praised for being committed and rightly seeking best practice. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve, responding positively to the necessary changes and in particular benefitting from forging links with other schools, developing the Math Mastery programme and NQT training.


The recent investment in the Academy’s early years’ area also led to the Ofsted inspector describing it as ‘delightful’ where ‘children are getting off to a better start’.


The Head teacher, Sam Linton, commented ‘The Academy is proud to have received such a positive judgement and looks forward to gaining further achievements by continuing to make further improvements this year’.


  •  “Pupils say they feel safe. Parents rightly believe that the school has improved since converting to an academy, particularly in the higher expectations being set for all.”

  • “Many staff, pupils and parents testify to improvements in the academy’s ethos and behaviour of pupils”

  • “The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Most parents who responded to Parent View thought the same”

  • "The range of subjects taught provides a framework for the teaching of basic skills. Enrichment activities help to extend the range of opportunities open to pupils."

  • "The early years provision has improved significantly over the past year, with new outdoor play equipment and resources. Other initiatives, such as their development of the ‘Forest School’ approach, (where pupils have lessons in the outside environment), are also proving popular."

  • "Topics such as Black history month, links with other schools and lessons that explore the faiths and beliefs of others are helping to prepare pupils adequately for life in modern Britain. British values, including respect for different faiths and cultures, are promoted across the school."

Ofsted Inspection Report, February 2015


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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.



HMI Visit Feedback January 17th 2014

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