Tangmere Primary Academy

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About Tangmere Primary Academy

Name Tangmere Primary Academy
Website http://www.tangmere-tkat.org/
Ofsted Inspections
Mr Paul Turney
Address Bishops Road, Tangmere, Chichester, PO20 2JB
Phone Number 01243773339
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207
Local Authority West Sussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The strong leadership team has taken positive action to improve the quality of teaching. As a result, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are rapidly improving. Disadvantaged pupils are catching up quickly with their peers.

Teaching is good. Teachers ensure that pupils are set work at the right level of challenge so they achieve well. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning because : they are motivated by the interesting activities on offer.

This helps them do their best. Pupils' behaviour is good. They are well mannered and polite, and show respect for others.

There are robust systems to keep pupils safe. Pupils fee...l secure because they know adults are always there to support them if needed. Early years provision is good.

Children get off to a good start because staff plan activities tailored to their interests and needs. They are well prepared for Year 1. Governance is effective.

Funding is allocated carefully to provide good value for money. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The system to track pupils' achievement is underdeveloped. It is not a useful tool to measure progress and inform teaching across the whole curriculum.

Attendance is below the national average. Too many pupils miss school on a regular basis. There are too few opportunities to teach pupils about different cultures.

Teaching assistants are not consistently deployed effectively. Pupils supported outside the classroom rely too much on adults and do not think hard enough for themselves. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGBFull report

Information about this school

Tangmere Primary Academy is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, for which the school receives additional funding (pupil premium), is above average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. A very small proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability is higher than average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is well below the national average. The school's Nursery class runs sessions only in the mornings.

Children attend the Reception class full time. The school offers a daily breakfast club. This is managed by the governing body and was reviewed as part of this inspection.

The school shares premises with a children's centre. This is managed and inspected separately. The school meets the current government floor standards.


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