All Saints Church of England Primary School, Bexhill


Name All Saints Church of England Primary School, Bexhill
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 March 2019
Address All Saints Lane, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 5HA
Phone Number 01424219083
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Percentage Free School Meals 27.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%

Information about this school

All Saints Church of England Primary School, Bexhill is located in the Diocese of Chichester. Its last section 48 inspection took place in March 2017. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school has undergone a change in leadership since the last inspection. The school has been supported by an executive headteacher from a local primary school since March 2018. The interim head of school has been in post since September 2018. The early years setting incorporates a Nursery for two- to four-year-old children and a Reception class for four- and five-year-old children. The proportion of pupils who have SEND is slightly above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is significantly above the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average. The school provides a breakfast club on its site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school After the last inspection, standards across the school declined. The executive headteacher and interim head of school, with support from the local authority, took effective action to address this decline and standards have now improved. While some middle leaders lead their subjects skilfully to bring about improvements in teaching, there remains some variability in the effectiveness of middle leadership. The governing body has taken robust action to improve its own effectiveness. Governors now have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and provide leaders with rigorous challenge. Leaders have established a curriculum that successfully engages pupils’ interest and supports their learning effectively in a wide range of subjects. While there remains some variability in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the school, the majority of teaching is now good. There is some variability in the quality of additional support and challenge provided by teaching assistants. Due to historical weaknesses in teaching, outcomes at the end of key stage 2 have been below the national averages in recent years. Pupils currently in the school, including those who are disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, are making good progress across the curriculum. Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning. They work with concentration and enjoyment, and the presentation of their work is of a high standard. Pupils’ conduct around the school is of a high standard, and their behaviour is good. Strong teaching and nurturing relationships ensure that children get off to a good start with their learning in the early years. The school’s Christian values and well-planned curriculum promote fundamental British values and support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders ensure that pupils’ welfare is paramount, so that pupils are kept safe from harm.