Danehill Church of England Primary School

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About Danehill Church of England Primary School

Name Danehill Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.danehillcepschool.org
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Katie Jones
Address School Lane, Danehill, Haywards Heath, RH17 7JB
Phone Number 01825790388
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 89
Local Authority East Sussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The interim headteacher is determined that pupils in this small school receive the best possible standard of education. She is held in high regard by parents, staff and pupils.

Governors are impressively proactive in all aspects of their work. They provide a high level of challenge and support for school leaders. Pupils behave exceptionally well.

They have respectful relationships with each other and the staff. Parents and carers are extremely positive about the school. They feel their children are safe, well cared for and treated as individuals.

Safeguarding is a strength of the school. Leaders and staff know pupils well and are... highly responsive to their needs. Teaching is good.

Teachers and support staff appreciate the useful opportunities the headteacher gives them to develop their skills. The small number of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils make good progress because they are supported well. Children get off to a strong start in the early years.

They settle into school quickly and happily. The curriculum is broad and balanced. However, leaders' work to deepen pupils' skills, knowledge and understanding in subjects other than English and mathematics remains a priority.

High expectations and challenge for pupils, including the most able, are increasingly evident but there is a lack consistency across the school, and within some subjects. Overall, pupils achieve good outcomes at the end of key stages 1 and 2. Current pupils are making strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

The skilled teaching of phonics (letters and the sounds they represent) and recent improvements in the teaching of reading and writing are beginning to reap benefits. As a result, pupils make strong progress in these subjects. Teachers assess pupils' work accurately in reading, writing and mathematics.

However, subject leaders do not rigorously monitor teaching and learning, to ensure that the highest standards are maintained, in subjects other than English and mathematics.

Information about this school

Danehill Church of England Primary School is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. The interim headteacher joined the school in September 2017.

The school comprises one class for Reception children and three other classes, covering key stage 1, lower key stage 2 and upper key stage 2. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and the proportion with SEND are below the national averages for primary schools.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national figure. The school runs a breakfast club. A Section 48 inspection was carried out in March 2015.

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