Aldingbourne Primary School

Name Aldingbourne Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Westergate Street, Westergate, Chichester, PO20 3QR
Phone Number 01243542913
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 210 (54.8% boys 45.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.5
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 3.8%
Persistent Absence 5.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Aldingbourne Primary School is smaller than the average primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school needs is much lower than that found nationally. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is lower than that found nationally.

The school met the government’s floor standards for attainment and progress in 2016.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher is a visible and energetic presence in the school who is well respected by staff, parents and pupils alike. Her vision for pupils’ learning and well-being permeates everything the school does.

Most pupils make good progress in their learning because of the consistently strong teaching they receive and the broad and balanced curriculum they follow. Teachers plan activities that are well matched to pupils’ needs and which excite and enthuse them. As a result, pupils enjoy their learning and work hard at all times.

Teachers’ good subject knowledge and skilful questioning enable them to stretch and challenge their pupils. Pupils are required to explain their thinking and explore alternative answers. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make very strong progress in their learning as a result of the carefully tailored and effective support they receive.

Leaders make good use of the pupil premium fund to support disadvantaged pupils. Consequently, disadvantaged pupils make rates of progress similar to other pupils nationally, particularly in mathematics. Pupils behave impeccably in lessons and around the school.

They are thoughtful and considerate to others. They are proud of their school and enjoy talking to visitors about their learning. Pupils say that bullying is extremely rare and that if it does occur, teachers deal with it effectively.

Pupils speak with enthusiasm about the exceptionally wide range of clubs that their teachers run for them and the exciting educational visits they undertake. Pupils feel safe in school and have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves safe, including when using the internet. Pupils love coming to school, as shown by their rates of attendance that are consistently above national averages.

Children in the early years foundation stage make outstanding progress as a result of a strong focus on reading, writing and mathematics. Not enough pupils in key stage 1 reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in 2016. Pupils with high prior attainment and boys did not make enough progress from their starting points in reading in 2015 or 2016.