Eastergate CofE Primary School

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Eastergate CofE Primary School

Name Eastergate CofE Primary School
Website http://www.eastergateprimaryschool.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Address Church Lane, Eastergate, Chichester, PO20 3UT
Phone Number 01243542297
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 193 (55.4% boys 44.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 15%
Persistent Absence 11.3%
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.

The current headteacher was appointed in January 2017. The school is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school, with seven classes. Key stage 2 is organised into mixed classes of Years 3 and 4 and Years 4 and 5.

Most pupils come from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is well below average, as is the proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Highly effective leadership by the headteacher, supported by well-informed governance, has ensured that the school has made rapid progress. Teaching has improved and is now good. Teachers have higher expectations of what pupils can achieve during lessons.

Assessment information is used more effectively to help pupils make good progress in their learning. Governors have a strategic view of the school’s strengths and areas of development. They provide good support and challenge leaders effectively.

Pupils’ personal development is good. Pupils are sensitive to the needs of others, are tolerant of their peers and learn in an environment free from discrimination. Middle leaders are becoming more effective in their respective roles.

Most are recently appointed and need time to develop their leadership skills. Outcomes are improving. The majority of current pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Leaders rightly identify that the most able pupils have the potential to achieve more and do even better. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities receive effective support to make sure they achieve all that they can. Pupils behave well both in class and around the school.

They have good manners, speak politely and are proud to be part of the school community. Children in the early years make good progress because they receive effective teaching. They are very well cared for and have very positive attitudes to their learning, ensuring that they make a good start at school.