Dallington Church of England Primary School

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Dallington Church of England Primary School


Name Dallington Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.dallington.e-sussex.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 January 2013
Address East Street, Dallington, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9NH
Phone Number 01435830335
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 105 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 1.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%
Persisitent Absence 18.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. With the exception of the Reception Year, all are mixed-age classes. There have been some significant staff changes since the previous inspection, and changes in the membership of the governing body. Last year the headteacher was seconded to support another school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. (Pupil premium is an additional funding given to schools for pupils who are known to be eligible for free-school meals, those who are looked after and those from families in the armed forces). Most pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils or those with special educational needs supported by school action and the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are broadly average. The school meets the current floor standard, which sets the government’s minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. None of the pupils are taught in alternative provision (other schools or units).

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils’ attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 is consistently above average in English and mathematics. Teaching is typically good which means that pupils achieve well. Pupils who find learning difficult make good progress because they receive effective care and support. Pupils feel safe in school. They say the school cares for them well. Their enjoyment of school is shown in their above average attendance. The headteacher is an ambitious and effective leader. She is well supported by senior leaders. Together, they have successfully improved the quality of teaching, the achievement of pupils and the curriculum over time. The governing body supports the school’s drive for improvement effectively and challenges the school about its performance. Children make good strides in their personal development and in their learning in this caring school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not outstanding because teachers do not always have high enough expectations and ensure learning moves on at a fast rate in lessons. Marking does not always give clear next steps to help pupils with their learning and pupils are not given enough time to reflect on marking in lessons. Pupils’ rates of progress are not always consistent in Key Stage 1, especially boys’ writing and for some of the more able pupils across the school. Subject leaders are not yet skilled enough in monitoring their subject areas in pinpointing areas for further improvement.