Salehurst Church of England Primary School

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Salehurst Church of England Primary School

Name Salehurst Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address George Hill, Robertsbridge, TN32 5BU
Phone Number 01580880288
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 205 (54.1% boys 45.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 15.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%
Persisitent Absence 9.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 December 2012)
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Information about this school

It is much smaller in size than most primary schools. The number of pupils attending has risen since the previous inspection; some classes, such as Reception, having almost twice the number of children than previously. A lower than average proportion is eligible for the pupil premium (funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children from service families). The proportion of pupils identified who may be disabled or who have special educational needs is also lower than average. This includes those supported at school action, school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs. The majority of pupils are White British and there are very few pupils from minority ethnic groups. There are none at the early stages of learning English. The school has awards reflecting its commitment to promoting pupils’ basic skills and has links to other schools locally and more distant from the school. None of the pupils are taught in alternative provision (other schools or units). The school currently meets the government’s floor standards which are the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress in national tests.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Senior leaders, supported well by the governors, have succeeded in improving the school since its previous inspection, particularly the teaching and pupils’ achievement in mathematics and science. Pupils reach above average levels in national tests by the time they leave the school. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent, reflected in their polite, courteous and mature approach to each other and visitors. The wide range of subjects taught broadens pupils’ experiences and typically good teaching caters for a wide range of abilities. Senior staff and governors foster a good team ethos and very harmonious relationships between pupils and staff. Parents and carers are very positive about the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : While pupils write well for a range of purposes, they do not always write confidently at length to extend their skills even further. Not all teaching is at the level of the very best. For example, information and communication technology (ICT) is not always used in pupils’ day-to-day learning and the outside area in the Reception class is not as enticing for children to use as the indoor classroom. Mathematical activities are not always linked enough to real-life situations so pupils see how investigating or solving number problems are useful.