Easebourne CofE Primary School


Name Easebourne CofE Primary School
Website http://www.easebourne.w-sussex.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 October 2016
Address Wheelbarrow Castle, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9AG
Phone Number 01730813266
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 222 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Percentage Free School Meals 8.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5%

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are White British with very few pupils who speak English as an additional language or come from minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils supported by funding through the pupil premium is below the average. In 2015 there were fewer than five disadvantaged pupils in Year 2 and Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Children in the early years are taught in one full-time Reception class. There have been considerable staff changes since the last inspection with the appointment of a new headteacher and assistant headteacher, as well as three new class teachers. The governing body has changed considerably with several new governors and a new chair of the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has brought about rapid change for the better. Staff share the senior leaders’ vision for the school where every child achieves in a caring community, based on Christian values. Governance has improved since the previous inspection. Governors are now highly skilled and provide constructive challenge. Outcomes are good. From their different starting points, pupils in Years 1 to 6 make good progress, particularly in reading. Teaching is good. Teachers motivate pupils to learn and they help them to assess what they know and to encourage them to work things out for themselves. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is an extremely strong feature. Pupils value and respect everyone equally, regardless of race, ethnicity or belief. They are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils’ good behaviour and positive attitudes to learning make a strong contribution to their progress. Pupils’ attendance is consistently higher than the national average. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school’s drive for success. Disadvantaged pupils do well due to the effective monitoring, support and guidance they receive. Children in the early years make good progress. They make a positive start because : they are taught well, feel safe and like school. The school’s work to keep pupils safe is very thorough and highly effective. Staff are proud to be part of the school community and work well together. The school’s work to support pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. The headteacher establishes an environment where every child, parent and member of staff is valued and their needs are considered very carefully. Pupils’ progress in writing in Years 1 to 6 is not as rapid as it is in reading and mathematics. Pupils in Years 1 to 6 do not have enough opportunities to extend their writing skills in other areas of the curriculum. In some classes in Years 1 to 6, pupils’ presentation and handwriting is untidy and messy.