|Name||Icklesham Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||13 November 2014|
|Address||High Fords, Icklesham, Winchelsea, East Sussex, TN36 4BX|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||128 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||24.2|
|Local Authority||East Sussex|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0.8%|
Information about this school
Icklesham Church of England Primary School is a smaller-than-average school with 116 pupils. There are four classes from Reception to Year 6. All pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. The large majority of pupils are from a White British background. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, and who speak English as an additional language, are well below average. There are very few pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs. Very few pupils are supported by pupil premium (extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after). All children in the Reception class attend full time. The school is part of the Rye Partnership of schools and the Hastings Alliance of schools. 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. Icklesham Church of England Primary School is a happy and welcoming school. The environment is well ordered with a calm and purposeful atmosphere. Senior leaders have high expectations of pupils. Pupils know this and always try to do their best Pupils, including those who are disabled or have special educational needs and those who are disadvantaged, make good progress. Their reading is particularly strong. In the most recent tests at the end of Key Stage 2, all pupils made expected progress across all subjects and above-average progress in reading and writing. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are generally confident and enthusiastic and are keen to learn. They benefit from good relationships and begin to develop their social skills effectively. Teaching is typically good and some is outstanding. Classroom displays are vibrant and support pupils’ learning well. Pupils are particularly proud of their well-presented work. The headteacher’s vision for the school clearly supports good behaviour. Pupils behave well, are caring of each other and are courteous and kind. They know they are safe and move around the school in a safe and sensible manner. Leaders regularly check the quality of teaching and ensure that pupils who find learning difficult receive support to help them make progress. All pupils are given time daily to make sure that they have understood what they have learnt. The effective governing body and staff work closely as a team. Their priorities for the school are clear. This contributes to the success of the pupils in this improving school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always give the most able pupils work which is challenging enough. Pupils are not consistently encouraged to develop their understanding in mathematics. Pupils do not always produce the best work they can do in writing. Sometimes teachers do not give less able pupils work at the right level of difficulty for them to achieve well. Not enough is done to encourage pupils to use correct grammar and spellings in their work.