Bosham Primary School

Name Bosham Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 November 2018
Address Walton Lane, Bosham, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 8QF
Phone Number 01243572375
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.9
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 2.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.9%
Persisitent Absence 3.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 2.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Bosham Primary School is smaller than average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is lower than the national average, as is the proportion of disadvantaged pupils. There is higher mobility in-year than in most primary schools. A number of pupils with families in the armed services attend the school. The headteacher was in post at the last inspection. The current deputy headteacher joined the school in September 2017.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Teaching, learning and assessment are good. Pupils make good progress because teachers know them well as individuals and understand what they need to succeed. Leaders are committed guardians of the school’s inclusive values and reputation at the heart of the village. The school makes excellent provision for pupils’ personal development. All pupils demonstrate extremely positive attitudes to learning. They take their school work seriously and make excellent contributions to school life. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Their conduct in and out of lessons is exemplary. They respect each other and staff in the school. Pupils benefit from an inspiring and vibrant curriculum inside and out of lessons. As a result, their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding prepares them well for the next stage in their education. Pupils achieve well, particularly in reading. Leaders have rightly identified that pupils need to make more progress in mathematics in order to achieve their potential. Recent improvements to the teaching of mathematics are leading to improved progress for current pupils. Governors provide strong leadership and hold leaders firmly to account for the performance of the school. Since the last inspection, leadership at all levels has been strengthened, with a sharp focus on academic achievement. Senior leaders have rightly identified that increased accountability for middle leaders would result in even better outcomes for pupils. Children flourish in the early years and are well prepared for Year 1. The early years curriculum and quality of teaching are going from strength to strength as leadership in this area improves. The headteacher ensures that families who face difficulties are supported extremely well so that their children attend well and make good progress. Parents wholeheartedly value this support. Most parents are highly satisfied with the school. A small number of parents would like their children to achieve more academic excellence. This ambition matches the plans leaders have for the school. A key strength of the school is its focus on physical fitness. Pupils are inspired by and enjoy all the opportunities to take part in sports and exercise.