Warnham CofE Primary School

Name Warnham CofE Primary School
Website http://www.warnhamschool.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Freeman Road, Warnham, Horsham, RH12 3RQ
Phone Number 01403265230
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 201 (55.2% boys 44.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 5.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.5%
Persistent Absence 6.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (12 February 2019)
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Information about this school

Warnham is a voluntary controlled Church of England primary school. It was last inspected under section 48 of the Education Act 2005 in March 2018. Reviews of governance and pupil premium spending have been undertaken since the last inspection. Leaders and governors have responded positively to recommendations made. The school has received support from the local authority, the Diocese of Chichester and another local primary school. The school continues to work collaboratively with other local schools to share expertise and provide professional development for teachers.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have successfully addressed the weaknesses identified at the last inspection. The quality of education has improved significantly. Governance has been successfully reviewed. Governors understand their roles and the school’s priorities for further improvement. They provide appropriate support and challenge. Pupils’ progress is strong, particularly in the early years and key stage 1. In key stage 2, a legacy of underachievement is being successfully addressed. Proportions of pupils achieving expected standards at the end of key stages 1 and 2 have risen. They are above national averages in several aspects of English and mathematics. Writing and science skills at key stage 2 need to be improved further. Pupils do not apply their knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling well enough. Scientific investigation skills need to be developed further. Leaders have supported teachers to achieve common approaches that build learning systematically. Leaders have created a culture of improvement and teachers value the support they receive. Teaching is well planned to build understanding and skills over time. Teachers ensure that tasks are appropriately challenging to move learning forward for all pupils. Teachers have secure subject knowledge. They make effective use of assessment to plan next steps in learning. The early years provision is outstanding. The provision is very well led by an experienced and knowledgeable teacher. Children enjoy a rich environment and learn exceptionally well. Pupils behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. Teachers emphasise the skills of being an effective learner. Pupils enjoy positive relationships and work well together. There are high levels of mutual respect. Pupils are happy and safe at school. They are well supervised and cared for. They trust adults at school and are confident to seek support if they have a worry. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and staff are well trained in all aspect of keeping pupils safe. Leaders have ensured that the wider curriculum is broad and balanced. Pupils develop significant skills, for example in French, computing and music.