Mayfield Church of England Primary School

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About Mayfield Church of England Primary School

Name Mayfield Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Executive Headteacher Miss Joanne Warren
Address Fletching Street, Mayfield, TN20 6TA
Phone Number 01435873185
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 158
Local Authority East Sussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection


Mayfield Church of England Primary School continues to be a good school.

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils and staff offer a very warm welcome at this school.

Pupils are friendly and happy. Those who are new to the school make friends and settle in quickly. One parent reflected the views of many when they said that the school is a 'kind, nurturing and safe space'.

Leaders and teachers have established high expectations of all pupils' learning and behaviour. Pupils rise to these challenges. Pupils enjoy learning and behave well.

They listen attentively to their teachers and try hard with their work. They move around the school sensibly and calmly. Durin...g lessons, there is no disruption to pupils' learning.

At playtimes and lunchtimes, most pupils play together nicely. The dining hall offers a pleasant environment for pupils to sit and chat quietly over their lunch. Occasionally, at these times, there is some silly behaviour and teasing.

Pupils are not worried by this because adults sort it out quickly. Pupils feel supported by the adults in school, and they know that there is always someone to listen to them if they have any worries. Pupils have no concerns about bullying and say that it rarely happens.

Leaders take swift, effective action to deal with the rare incidents that do occur.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Leaders have planned a challenging curriculum for all subjects. They have mapped out the key knowledge and skills that they want all pupils to learn.

Leaders have ensured that most subjects are taught consistently well. They make sure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those who are disadvantaged are given effective support. As a result, they do well in their learning.

In mathematics, teachers plan learning that builds on what pupils already know and can do. In the early years, children practise their counting skills in lots of different ways. They count when finger painting and by going outside to collect natural objects such as pine cones.

These activities keep children interested in their learning. Teachers have strong mathematical subject knowledge. They give clear explanations and question pupils skilfully.

In this way, teachers explore pupils' understanding and challenge their thinking so that pupils do well in this subject. They develop key knowledge and skills across the mathematics curriculum.

Leaders and teachers have created a culture in which pupils love reading.

Teachers choose books that capture pupils' interest. This inspires pupils to read. Reading is taught well.

Pupils get off to a good start in their reading because of strong phonics teaching, which is carefully organised. Teachers have good subject knowledge. When pupils are reading, however, they sometimes struggle to sound out unknown words.

This is because leaders have not yet matched the pupils' reading books closely enough to the phonics pupils have been taught.

Some foundation subjects are planned and taught very well. For example, in history pupils develop a secure understanding of different time periods.

They are able to discuss their understanding with confidence. Older pupils are able to use their knowledge in different ways. They ask thoughtful questions about historical events.

They also come to sensible conclusions about the actions of people from history. Pupils develop a genuine interest in this subject. They discuss their understanding with maturity.

Leaders have not yet achieved their ambitions in all subjects. In particular, while leaders have planned the curriculum for geography, computing, French and music carefully, the teaching of these subjects is not yet secure. Leaders are now taking steps to make sure that teaching is improved in these subjects so that pupils learn well.

Teachers in the early years have developed positive, nurturing relationships with the children. Adults in the setting are patient and supportive. They gently remind pupils how to behave and show them the right thing to do.

Leaders enrich the school's curriculum with opportunities that support pupils' personal development. Leaders fully include all pupils in all aspects of school life, including pupils with SEND and those who are disadvantaged. For example, leaders plan a 'prayer spaces' week.

These activities give pupils the chance to spend time in personal reflection. During a recent 'prayer spaces' week, pupils considered current issues. For example, pupils thought about the issues affecting refugees.

They also spent time reflecting in a prayer space focused on 'letting go of your worries'.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

Leaders prioritise pupils' safety and welfare.

They have established robust safeguarding policies and procedures. Leaders provide detailed training for all staff. This means that all staff know what to do if they have any concerns about a pupil's welfare.

Leaders carry out all the necessary pre-employment checks on adults working in the school. All safeguarding records are thorough and well organised.

Through the school's curriculum, pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe.

For example, workshops and assemblies give pupils key messages about keeping safe. As a result, pupils know what steps to take to keep safe, including when online.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

While the school's curriculum has been carefully planned and sequenced in all subjects, this planning is not yet implemented fully in all subjects, in particular in geography, computing, music and French.

However, it is clear from the actions that leaders have already taken to address this, that they are in the process of ensuring that these subjects quickly become as equally embedded as all others. This work needs to be continued so that teaching is strong in all subjects and pupils learn well across the curriculum. The impact of leaders' actions will need to be monitored closely to ensure that it has been effective.

. Leaders need to ensure that pupils' reading books closely match the planned sequence of phonics teaching. This needs to be completed as quickly as possible.

This is so that pupils can apply the phonics they have been taught to successfully decode unknown words. Once this has been completed, leaders will need to check that it is working effectively.


When we have judged a school to be good we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good.

This is called a section 8 inspection of a good school or non-exempt outstanding school. We do not give graded judgements on a section 8 inspection. However, if we find some evidence that the school could now be better than good or that standards may be declining, then the next inspection will be a section 5 inspection.

Usually this is within one to two years of the date of the section 8 inspection. If we have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, we will convert the section 8 inspection to a section 5 inspection immediately.

This is the second section 8 inspection since we judged Mayfield Church of England Primary School to be good on 3–4 November 2011.

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