Medmerry Primary School


Name Medmerry Primary School
Website http://www.medmerryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address High Street, Selsey, Chichester, PO20 0QJ
Phone Number 01243602738
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (48.3% boys 51.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Academy Sponsor Schoolsworks Academy Trust
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 18.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.8%
Persistent Absence 11.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (09 December 2014)
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information about the progress of different groups

of pupils to inform planning and teaching. Middle leaders do not have enough responsibility for improving the school. Early years staff do not fully assess children?s achievement across all areas of learning.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school is good because effective teaching ensures that most pupils in the school make good progress and achieve good results in national tests. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress. They end the Reception Year well prepared for Year 1. Pupils attain at the expected levels in all subjects at the end of Key Stage 1. Pupils? attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2 is higher than that in most other schools. Teachers engage pupils well and ensure that they learn effectively in most subjects. Pupils behave well and look after each other. The school helps them to develop a strong sense of responsibility towards others. The school?s work to keep pupils safe and secure is rigorous and highly effective. Pupils have a clear understanding of how to keep themselves safe, including when online. The acting headteacher, well supported by the governors and the academy trust, has raised expectations in the school. She ensures that teaching in the school enables pupils to achieve well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not consistently challenge pupils enough. Teachers? marking does not always show pupils how to improve their work in writing and mathematics. The school does not make effective use of information about the progress of different groups of pupils to inform planning and teaching. Middle leaders do not have enough responsibility for improving the school. Early years staff do not fully assess children?s achievement across all areas of learning.