Guestling Bradshaw Church of England Primary School


Name Guestling Bradshaw Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.guestling.e-sussex.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 October 2012
Address Rye Road, Guestling, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 4LS
Phone Number 01424812279
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 219 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Percentage Free School Meals 7.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.7%

Information about this school

Guestling is a smaller-than-average primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium support (additional money allocated to schools by the government) is average. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Teaching has improved since the last inspection and is now good. Some teaching is outstanding. Pupils achieve well across all subjects, although progress in writing and mathematics is not as rapid as in reading. Pupils behave well and have positive attitudes to learning which contribute well to their good achievement in lessons and above average attendance. Pupils feel safe because staff look after them well and help sort out any problems quickly. School leaders and the governing body have a very good understanding of how well different groups of pupils are achieving. They make sure that any training for staff is closely linked to improving pupils’ achievement. Leadership of English and mathematics across the school is strong. The curriculum is well planned and provides a wide range of activities which pupils enjoy. Pupils have many opportunities to use their reading, writing and mathematical skills across different subjects. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some more able pupils do not achieve as well as they can in mathematics because teachers do not always provide work which is hard enough. Opportunities for pupils to explain their reasoning in mathematics are limited. Teachers’ marking does not always make it clear to pupils how they can improve their written work. Subject leaders, other than those of English and mathematics, are not always able to manage their areas of responsibility well enough.