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20 Need-to-know Facts About Aldingbourne


20 things you need to know about our wonderful school

  1.    Our last Ofsted was in 2017 and we were judged to be GOOD or BETTER in all areas.


  2.    We are a rural village primary school with a PAN (pupil admission number) of 210. Currently we have 211 children on roll, 113 boys & 98 girls.


  3.    We have 10 teaching staff, 12 teaching assistants, 2 office staff, 1 premises manager and 3 cleaners.


  4.    The school is a National Support School (NSS) and the Headteacher is a National Leader in Education (NLE).


  5.     Within the school 6% of our children (14, 9 boys and 5 girls) qualify for pupil premium. This is made up of 3% FSM (Free School Meals) and 4% other. 8% of our children (16) are on the SEND (special educational needs & disability) register and a further 1% of children (2) have English as an additional language (EAL).


  6.     In 2018 we achieved the following results (brackets represents  National Average Score)


    Key stage 2

    Reading Met                                           90%   (75%)

    Reading High Attainers                          50%   (28%)

    GPS     Met                                            83%    (78%)

    GPS     High Attainers                           17%    (34%)

    Writing Met                                            87%   (78%)

    Writing High Attainers                           17%    (20%)

    Maths   Met                                          100%  (76%)

    Maths   High Attainers                          57%    (24%)

    Reading, Writing, Maths                         80%   (64%)

    RWM      High Attainers                         13%    (10%)


  7.     The % of expected progress made from KS1 to KS2


    Reading           87% children made progress from KS1 to KS2               

    Writing            66% children made progress from KS1 to KS2               

    Maths              100% children made progress from KS1 to KS2                                 

  8.     We scored 97% (83% NA) in the Year 1 phonics screening test.


  9.     In the Foundation Stage 83%(71% NA)of children achieved Good Level of Development (GLD).


  10.      Attendance for 2017 – 2018 was 95.7%


  11.      We adopt a creative ALPS style curriculum, which means we cater for all types of learners, visual, auditory and kinaesthetic. Our teaching styles are dynamic, creative, meaningful and exciting for the children. Our children love learning!


  12.     We have a full complement of Governors who are very supportive and effective in their roles.


  13.      We have a very active PTA who raise lots of money each year. Last year they raised £20,000 which will contribute towards the building of a 1950’s diner where we can eat our yummy hot meals and a running track for the mile a day challenge.


  14.      We have the most amazing school grounds which includes a giant castle and pirate boat, a rambling route around the entire field, a science garden, a reading bus, a swimming pool, a percussion playground, a tunnelling system and the most magnificent climbing rock!


  15.      As a school we offer a wide range of after-school clubs. For example, rugby, gymnastics, drama, art, dance, newspaper, kurling, gardening and lots lots more!


  16.      Phonics is a strength of the school and the Headteacher and Reception Class teacher have written a phonics scheme which has been published by Harper Collins and is used worldwide to teach phonics effectively.


  17.      The school has strong links with the University of Chichester, the local community and we work closely with other schools from West Sussex, Hampshire and East Sussex.


  18.      In our last OFSTED Aldingbourne school was described as a ‘fun place to be!’ OFSTED wrote ‘There is a buzz about the school-a happy vibe that spills out from every child and every classroom.’  We agree with this and we believe that Aldingbourne School is a fun and safe place to learn lots of new exciting things!


  19. This year our new priorities are:-

Priority OneTo ensure that a higher % of pupils, in particular those with high prior attainment, make expected progress or better in writing.

Priority Two - To ensure that a higher % of pupils, in particular those with high prior attainment, make expected or better progress in reading.

Priority Three - To ensure pupils at KS 1 are given the opportunities to  capture their learning and demonstrate the standard at which they are working in RWM.

Priority Four - To ensure all staff become proficient in using teacher assessment frameworks and national standardisation exemplification materials to make accurate assessments when tracking children’s attainment.

Priority Five - To put in place PREVENT procedures that will ensure EVERYBODY at Aldingbourne School are safe and have an awareness of how to keep each other safe.


  1. Our school mission statement states that…

    …we are learning to Bee the best that we can Bee!

To find out more information about our wonderful school, read our SEF (School Evaluation Form) below....