St Peter and St Paul CofE Primary School

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St Peter and St Paul CofE Primary School


Name St Peter and St Paul CofE Primary School
Website http://www.stpeterandstpaulprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 07 July 2015
Address Buckhurst Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1QE
Phone Number 01424211073
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 417 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 15.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11%
Persisitent Absence 4.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority) is slightly above the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is below the national average, but is growing. Pupils in the Reception classes attend full time. The school meets the government’s floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher provides advice to other local primary schools about the effective spending of the pupil premium.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The headteacher and her deputy share a vision of excellence that permeates the school. The achievement of pupils is outstanding, with most making rapid progress from their different starting points. This is true for all groups, including disadvantaged pupils and those with disabilities or special educational needs. Pupils behave in an exemplary manner because : expectations from staff are high. They are kind and respectful to each other and welcoming to visitors, staff, and pupils who join from other schools. The school sees itself as a family where all are welcome. There is a strong feeling of community and pupils from all faiths and backgrounds work hard to support and encourage each other to do their best. Because of strong leadership and high quality teaching, children in the early years make outstanding progress. The vast majority are ready for their move into Year 1. Those that are not catch up rapidly when in Year 1. Governors are knowledgeable and experienced and share the headteacher’s vision of excellence. They know the school well and understand the strengths and areas that need to be further developed. Middle leaders have had a big impact on improving the quality of teaching. They take their responsibilities seriously and are seen by senior leaders as future headteachers. Because of outstanding leadership, staff morale is high. Positive attitudes flourish and, as a result, pupils are confident and enthusiastic about coming to school. Leaders ensure that most teaching is outstanding and never less than very good. Staff are enthusiastic about the lessons they teach and are prepared to try a wide range of different approaches to support learning. Very occasionally, teachers move learning on without fully checking and deepening pupils’ understanding, and miss opportunities to move more able pupils on more quickly. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They are keen to be involved and support their children with their learning. Leaders take their responsibilities to keep pupils safe very seriously, so the school is a safe place in which they can learn and play.