Mark Cross Church of England Aided Primary School


Name Mark Cross Church of England Aided Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 January 2019
Address Mark Cross, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3PJ
Phone Number 01892852866
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 103 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.6
Percentage Free School Meals 4.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.9%

Information about this school

Mark Cross Church of England School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are taught in one mixed-age class. Years 3 and 4 pupils are also taught in a mixed-age class, as are pupils in Years 5 and 6. The executive headteacher joined the school in January 2018. The large majority of pupils are of White British background. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is below the national average for primary schools. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average for primary schools. A section 48 inspection was carried out in March 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have been resolute in improving teaching, particularly in mathematics, so that pupils’ outcomes have strengthened. Teachers have positive relationships with pupils. They know their pupils well. This helps teachers to plan interesting and engaging lessons that closely match pupils’ needs. The curriculum is broad and interesting. Fundamental British values and the school’s ethos are integral parts of the curriculum. Consequently, pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Teaching enables pupils to make good progress across year groups. However, too few pupils, in key stage 2, exceed the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They develop high levels of concentration as they move through the year groups. Pupils are extremely well mannered and polite. Governors are knowledgeable and committed to school improvement. However, they do not always check on how well the plans for school improvement are progressing. The personal development and welfare of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are superbly cared for. They are taught exceptionally well how to keep themselves safe. Children get off to an excellent start in early years. They make exceptional progress because of high-quality teaching and outstanding care.