Framfield Church of England Primary School


Name Framfield Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.framfieldcep.e-sussex.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 November 2015
Address The Street, Framfield, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5NR
Phone Number 01825890258
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 97 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 3.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%

Information about this school

Framfield Church of England Primary School is a smaller than average school. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds and very few have English as an additional language. Since the last inspection, Framfield Church of England Primary School has joined the local Thomas Becket Federation along with Blackboys Primary School. There are a relatively high number of pupils with statements of special educational needs or education, health and care plans. The school currently meets the government floor standards. The executive headteacher of Framfield Church of England Primary School is also the headteacher of Blackboys Primary School.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils, including those in the early years, generally make good progress and are prepared well for the next stage of their education. Teaching is usually good and some aspects are outstanding. Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to teaching, learning and assessment. Leaders’ effective action has led to consistently improving outcomes over time, especially in phonics and mathematics. Leaders and governors know the school well and what each pupil knows, understands and is able to do. All adults care for the pupils extremely well. They keep them safe and this means that the pupils are happy and love to be at school. Pupils conduct themselves well, take pride in their appearance and work, and cooperate well with each other. Children benefit from a good start to their education in the well-organised and well- managed early years. Leaders ensure that pupils receive good support for their personal, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs do as well as other pupils nationally and sometimes do better than their classmates. The special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) ensures that a wide-ranging and effective programme of activities helps specific children overcome any barriers to learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teaching consistently stretches the most-able pupils to attain the highest possible levels. The quality of feedback in reading and writing does not yet match the high standards in mathematics. Subject leadership is not sufficiently well developed in all areas. Senior leaders do not always have time to focus intently on improvements to subject teaching.