Chantry Community Primary School

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Chantry Community Primary School


Name Chantry Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 10 October 2017
Address Barrack Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 2AT
Phone Number 01424211696
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 214 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 22%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.3%
Persisitent Absence 8.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Chantry Community primary is a smaller-than-average school. There are more boys than girls, especially in the current Year 6. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average but is relatively high. The vast majority of pupils are from White British households. There are very few pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who receive support for special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is twice the national average. The school has a very stable population. The community that the school serves has above-average levels of deprivation. The school meets the government floor standards which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in primary schools by the end of key stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Children make a strong start to their time in school. They settle quickly into Reception and start to make good progress. Pupils thrive in key stage 1 and attain well in the phonics check and tests at the end of Year 2. Pupils are encouraged to love reading. Parents support the school’s thoughtful approach to developing pupils’ ability to read fluently. Teaching is usually good and in most classes helps pupils make strong progress. Tasks set sometimes lack challenge to enable more pupils to reach the highest levels. Pupils behave well. They are polite and respectful of each other and adults. They are friendly and caring. Pupils’ attendance is extremely good. The school encourages pupils to be punctual and rarely miss learning. The new headteacher is determined to lead the school strongly into the next stage of its development. Though new, the leadership group is quickly forming into a cohesive team with everyone clear about their roles, albeit with more to do in areas such as core subject leaders monitoring their subjects. Leaders know the school well. They know its many strengths and what else it needs to do to improve. However, the best practice is not yet shared widely enough across the school. Leaders are supported by an increasingly strong governing body that has a good and strengthening set of skills. Pupils benefit from access to a broad and balanced curriculum. This helps them prepare securely for life in modern Britain. The school makes really good use of the primary physical education and sport funding so that pupils learn from skilful teaching. They exercise regularly and participate in sports and other health-related activities. Most parents fully support the school with many contributing generously through the parents, friends and families group.