Bodiam Church of England Primary School

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Bodiam Church of England Primary School

Name Bodiam Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Castle Road, Bodiam, Robertsbridge, TN32 5UH
Phone Number 01580830342
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 92 (47.8% boys 52.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.2
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 7.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 3.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (26 February 2013)
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Information about this school

The school is a much smaller than the average-sized primary school and serves the village of Bodiam and the surrounding area. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for additional government funding, known as the pupil premium, is lower than the national average. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and who need extra help are higher than in other schools nationally. Some of these pupils have speech, language and communication needs while others have behaviour, emotional and social difficulties. No pupils have statements of special educational needs. A small minority of pupils join or leave the school during the school year. This minority is larger than that found in most other schools. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage have a Reception class provided for them. The school works in partnership with another local primary school which shares the same headteacher. The headteacher was appointed in September 2010. The deputy headteacher was appointed in September 2011.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage because of consistently good teaching. They are well prepared for Year 1. Pupils’ results in reading, writing and mathematics in Key Stage 2 are above those found in most schools. All teaching is at least good and much is outstanding across the school. Teaching is very well matched to the needs of individual pupils. Pupils make good or very good progress during their lessons because they are interested and active in their own learning. Pupils consistently demonstrate a deep-seated love of learning and very high expectations of themselves. Their behaviour is excellent. The school caters for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. Pupils are aware of big issues in the world around them. They consistently demonstrate a caring attitude towards others. Leadership is good because the decisive action of the headteacher, other senior leaders and governors has rapidly enhanced the quality of teaching and ensured that individual pupils’ needs are recognised and explicitly catered for. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ results in Key Stage 1 are not high enough. They do not yet reflect the improvements in teaching recently introduced to the school.