Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

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OFSTED Report

Our most recent inspection was September 2018.  Please click here for the letter received.  We remain graded 'Good'.

Our previous inspection was March 2015.  Please click on the link to read the full report.

Monday 22nd October 2018

Dear Parents/Carers

The Ofsted inspection and enclosed review letter recognises that the school remains and is Good. This is clearly positive, but, is not where our aspirations for the school end. It importantly takes the time to review a number of key areas, including those where the teachers and governors have been seeking improvement, namely mathematics and phonics. It further echoes that the school now has a clear action plan in these areas, and that should successfully take the school towards its objective of an Outstanding rating in the next review cycle. Naturally, it takes a more cautionary tone than we might have liked, but frankly how could it be anything else having spent just one day with us.

Whilst there is, and will continue to be, close attention to the results the children achieve in their tests, the school will also continue to focus on how to maximise the potential of each child. We must be mindful of something that the school inspectors letter fails to recognise, which is that a small school like Bishopstone may have just one or two children in any single year group. In some years this can send the results of the school towards the bottom, and in others to the best in the country.  Therefore, we must always balance the statistics against our understanding of the child.

As a small school we will continue to ensure that the children’s time at Bishopstone should be measured in more ways than just how they perform on a single day of being tested, but defined by their character, moral compass, friendships and sense of community that we believe are all part of making a Bishopstone pupil something special.

The Head, has, and will continue to give parents the opportunity to understand the ongoing plans for school improvement in, and beyond the areas highlighted in the Inspectors report. We also look forward to being able to welcome a new KS2 teacher as early as possible in 2019, and the host of skills they will bring to our community.

Best Regards

Mr A Fraser

Chair of Governors

 

Click here for a direct link to the Bishopstone CE Primary OFSTED page.

Click here for the Achievement and Attainment Government page - our data is normally 'suppressed' due to low numbers.

 

This year (Sept2020) we are taking part in the trial baseline assessment, for more information for parent please click here to watch a short DfE video.

KS2 Results 2020

Due to covid the year 6 children did not sit SATs this year.  However we were very proud of our children, who were all on target for Expected and Greater Depth across English, Maths and Science.  They were going to smash it!! as they would say and deserve the recognition for this!

KS2 Results 2019

Click here for KS2 results in Reading, Writing, Maths

KS2 Results 2018

Click here for Key stage 2 three year average

Click here for Progress in reading, writing and maths, KS2 2018

Click here for progress in reading, writing and maths, KS1 2018

KS2 Results 2017

We had 4 children sit the Year 6 sats in May.   This causes issues with presenting data as each child is equal to 25%.

% of children 

scaled score of 100+ 

average scaled score

school

national

school

national

 Reading

100%

71%

108

104

 Mathematics

50%

75%

103

104

 Grammar, Punctuation

& Spelling

100%

77%

108

106

 % working at expected

 % working at greater depth

 

school

 national

 school

 national

Writing

 100%

76 %

50%

 18%

% of pupils achieving expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics 

% of pupils achieving high standard in reading, writing and mathematics 

school 

national

school

national

50%

61%

25%

tbc%

  Average progress measure   (4 children)   

 Reading

  2.7 (provisional 4 children)   

  Writing

  4.9  (provisional 4 children)   

 Mathematics

  -2.9 (provisional 4 children)