Maynards Green Community Primary School

Name Maynards Green Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 02 April 2019
Address Maynards Green, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 0DD
Phone Number 01435812622
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 214 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.2
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 5.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium is low compared with other schools nationally. The proportion of pupils with SEND is broadly average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, ably supported by senior leaders, is unwavering in her determination to provide the best possible school experience for every pupil. All staff display a deep commitment to the school’s motto: ‘Small enough to care, large enough to inspire.’ Leaders adeptly encourage and enable staff to contribute successfully to this vision. Governors carry out their duties conscientiously. They bring a range of expertise and are measured in their approach. They collaborate well with school leaders to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. The curriculum is exceptional. Leaders give careful consideration to how pupils can successfully develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a broad range of subjects. Consequently, pupils make strong progress in all areas of the curriculum. Teachers show secure subject knowledge and routinely plan engaging and effective lessons. Very occasionally, teachers do not expect enough of pupils. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is developed thoughtfully. Pupils show kindness and respect to each other and staff. Pupils are happy, motivated and excited to come to school. They demonstrate excellent attitudes to learning and rise to the high expectations set for them. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They said that their children are happy and thriving. Current pupils attain well across all subjects. In 2018, pupils achieved outcomes that were well above national averages in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stages 1 and 2. The school offers a nurturing and inclusive environment. The small numbers of disadvantaged pupils and those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are provided for well, both academically and pastorally. They make at least good and often very strong progress from their starting points. Children get off to a great start in early years because of the outstanding leadership and provision. Staff form excellent relationships with parents, and children settle happily into the school’s routines. Safeguarding is highly effective. Parents have complete confidence that leaders deliver the highest standards of safety and protection for their children.