Slindon CofE Primary School

Name Slindon CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Meadsway, Slindon, Arundel, BN18 0QU
Phone Number 01243814330
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 73 (57.5% boys 42.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.7
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 31.5%
Persistent Absence 17.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in mixed-aged classes.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. A larger proportion of pupils than the national average is eligible for the pupil premium. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors, led by a strong headteacher, have high aspirations for the pupils to thrive. They know the school well and have established a strong culture of self-reflection and constant improvement. Leaders have the confidence of the community to improve the school further.

As a result of rapid improvement, standards at the end of key stage 2 are now in line with those typical of other schools. The progress of pupils at key stage 1 is strong overall. However, the most able younger pupils are not routinely challenged, especially in mathematics.

Strong teaching ensures that most pupils are now making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teachers track pupils’ progress rigorously and know the pupils well. Most teachers provide work which meets pupils’ needs.

Leaders use additional funding thoughtfully. Disadvantaged pupils are supported well and, consequently, most of them make good progress. The school has a broad curriculum, providing pupils with a wide variety of relevant first-hand experiences.

As a result, pupils make strong progress in a wide range of subjects, including outdoor education. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. This is a caring and inclusive school.

Pupils are polite, friendly and respectful to adults and to each other. They have positive attitudes to their learning, and this supports their strong progress. Safeguarding is effective, and pupils feel safe.

Leaders use extra funding for sport carefully. Pupils welcome both the range of sporting activities and the opportunities to compete against other schools. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted effectively.

Pupils are prepared well for life in modern Britain. Children get off to a good start in the Reception Year, and most are prepared well for Year 1. Pupils’ learning is supported well by parents and carers.