Fittleworth CofE Village School

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Fittleworth CofE Village School

Name Fittleworth CofE Village School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 December 2014
Address School Lane, Fittleworth, West Sussex, RH20 1JB
Phone Number 01798865419
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 127 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 7.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 4.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is much smaller than most other primary schools. Pupils are taught in mixed age classes. Currently, there is a Reception class, a Year 4 class and three mixed age classes. Children attend the Reception class full time. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is much lower than average. This is additional government funding to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below average. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils enjoy coming to school because they feel safe and well cared for. They make good progress and reach standards in line with those found nationally, and these are improving. Teaching is effective in all lessons. Staff have excellent questioning skills that allow pupils to develop and deepen their understanding in a systematic manner. Children get off to a good start in the Reception class because activities are exciting and carefully planned. They have very positive attitudes to learning. Pupils work hard and behave well. They respect their teachers and want to do their best. They are friendly towards each other and play well together. The governing body offers good levels of support and challenge to the headteacher. Governors are very involved in the life of the school and are ambitious for its future. The headteacher has successfully improved the quality of teaching and, as a result, standards are rising. Interesting topics for study and an excellent range of extra-curricular activities ensure pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most able pupils are not being challenged enough. There are too few opportunities for pupils to write independently in a wide range of styles. Excellent teaching practice, especially in assessing pupils’ writing, is not shared sufficiently with other teachers in order to improve their skills. Teachers do not always ensure pupils present their work neatly and correctly.