East Peckham Primary School


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Pound Road
East Peckham
TN12 5LH
01622 871268
4 - 11
Community School
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
% pupils achieving the higher standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Primary Data 2016
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Ofsted Parent View

Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 15.9:1
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Persistent Absence
School language
Pupils first language
not English
Pupils registered for free school meals

School Description

This is a smaller than average size primary school serving its local rural community. There have been a significant number of staff changes since the previous inspection. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage, although a higher than average proprtion are of Gypsy Roma heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average, although in some classes it is higher than normally found. This is additional funding provided to schools for children in the care of the local authority, those children known to be eligible for free school meals and those of service families. The proportion of pupils who are supported by school action is below average as are the proportions supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs, though numbers vary across year groups. A very small number of pupils are disabled. The school meets the current government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Catchment information

03000 41 21 21

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Parent reviews

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“Not for us”
In my experience there has been a high turnover of staff and lots of children leaving. I had to move my child after 6 teachers in 2 years. It's a shame because it is set in a beautiful location. The school is never full to capacity and the SATs are not all that.
“Great School with hard working staff!”
Being a former pupil myself, I love the fact that my children enjoy going to the school so much!The school is smaller than average and thrives having just one class per year. The teachers and teaching assistants work so hard in trying to deliver the best education for the children, but also adding different teaching elements, and not to mention the fun that they have whilst learning. The pastoral care at the school is excellent with staff always on hand to listen to any queries you have. They also often run open meetings for parents to view their opinions on certain topics. The school also boasts its own swimming pool, which my children absolutely love! I also like the way that because we are in a very close knit village, the children benefit from local walks to the village library. Highly recommend this school to any potential new parents.
“A school that puts the children at the centre of everything!”
My daughter goes to this school, and I have been so impressed with her first three years at this school. The school recently suffered a set back with one year and teachers leaving, but rather than just leave the issue, the head teacher and the staff took a positive approach and rectified the situation, quickly and to the best interests of the children. The staff will do anything to make sure the children (and in turn parents) are happy, and I am very proud to send my daughter to the school where I also had my education. It is the centre part of the village and the school should be very proud of the success it brings it children and the community. Keep up the good work teachers!!!!
“Amazing School”
I am a parent with 2 children at the school, my youngest in year one and eldest in year 3. In my opinion, it is an amazing school, the Head clearly loves her job and it is very apparent that she always has the children's best interest at heart and genuinely cares about their welfare. Parents are regularly updated with news about the curriculum, school events and if major changes are going to be made to any aspect of the day to day running of the school, the parents are invited to give their opinions and share their views or concerns and this is taken into account when the school makes decisions. On the rare occasions that I have had a concern about one of my children, I have found the Head and the teachers to be so approachable and effective in putting strategies in place to resolve any worries/issues quickly and with the best interest of the child in mind. I believe right now, the team of teachers and T.A's is the best it has ever been - as well as the strong focus on learning and mindfulness being the priority, there is always something going on to make learning fun for the children. There is a strong emphasis on rewarding good work and good behaviour which gives the children a sense of achievement, a feeling of well being and encourages them to try their best - not just in their work but in the way they treat others around them. Both of my children feel safe and secure in school and know that if they have a problem, they only have to ask for help and its there for them. The support given to parents that need it is so valuable. One of my boys has struggled in certain areas of learning and I spoke openly to the school and they have not only given my son extra help in school but have also given me help and advise to support his learning at home. I would recommend East Peckham Primary to any parent. My boys are thriving there and I am confident they are getting the best possible start to their educational journey.
“Lovely village primary”
I have 4 children, 2 at secondary and 2 that are still there, I cannot fault this school! All of my children have been extremely happy there. The staff are friendly and approachable and any issues that I have had have always been resolved quickly. Learning is fun and enjoyable and it shows as my children want to go every morning! They also have their very own swimming pool which they use from the Easter term to the Autumn, this is brilliant as in my opinion they are teaching a valuable life skill. They also have an excellent patrol care who are always there if you need them.
“Lovely School”
My children have been attending East Peckham Primary School since 2008. In my opinion this school has gone from strength to strength especially in the last two years. The staff are lovely! They are friendly, approachable and above all else committed to each and every child. If an issue should arise it is dealt with quickly and efficiently. They are always looking at ways to improve the school and actively seek parents input to assist with this. I believe that children who feel safe, secure and are happy at school learn better and faster. I also believe that East Peckham Primary School provides my children with that environment. My children are all happy to go to school, in fact they look forward to it.
“LOVE this school”
This school is amazing! The teachers are caring and all the staff do all they can to make sure that children are happy. We are so pleased that our child goes to this school and I can't wait for the little one to start too!
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