Camelsdale Primary School

Name Camelsdale Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address School Road, Camelsdale, Haslemere, GU27 3RN
Phone Number 01428642177
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 208 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.2
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 2.4%
Persistent Absence 3.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Camelsdale Primary School is an average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average for primary schools. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is very small and below the national average for primary schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher is resolute in ensuring that pupils live up to the school’s ethos of being ‘caring, independent and enthusiastic’. Although pupils’ progress dipped in 2017, leaders have put in place carefully considered plans for improvement. As a result, provisional results show that pupils’ progress and attainment improved in 2018.

Teaching, learning and assessment have improved over the past year. Consequently, pupils are making increasingly strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers’ tasks interest and enthuse pupils.

However, in some subjects, most-able pupils are not challenged enough so that they can attain the highest standards. Leaders have embedded effective safeguarding procedures. Staff are well trained, and pupils feel safe.

Leaders ensure that standards are high in the early years. Children make good progress because of well-planned teaching, good support and a vibrant learning atmosphere. The curriculum is varied and interesting.

Pupils benefit from a range of indoor and outdoor activities. However, teaching is not as effective in wider curriculum subjects as it is in English and mathematics. Pupils behave well.

They are polite, sensible and welcoming to visitors. Pupils socialise well together and become increasingly confident. Teaching assistants support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) very well because they carefully plan their extra help.