Icklesham Church of England Primary School and Nursery
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
128
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled school
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(10/01/2019)
Full Report - All Reports
78%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
High Fords
Icklesham
Winchelsea
TN36 4BX
01424814448

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. Leaders have proficiently dealt with the challenge of different combinations of mixed-aged classes. You, along with the senior team, have continued to provide strong leadership and clear guidance to staff. You have worked effectively together to assist teachers in developing their practice through the school’s ‘curious curriculum’ and the mastery mathematics programme. Your close involvement with a local education alliance of schools has also been instrumental in raising standards to even higher levels in the school than in the past. You have been supported well by members of the governing body and the local authority. Leaders have embedded their Christian values and ethos across the school. This is evident in the behaviour of the pupils and in the respect they demonstrate towards others. Pupils develop well, both academically and socially, in a safe, nurturing environment. Your vision of ‘developing the whole child’ is brought to life by the rich curriculum and the creativity and commitment of the staff. Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning are a testimony to your success. In every class, there is an excited buzz of learning, accompanied by dedicated focus on the task in hand. Pupils talk about their enjoyment of a wide range of subjects. Parents agree and are overwhelmingly positive. This is evident in the many positive comments in Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire. Parents noted that: ‘The passion, care, love and respect shown to the children makes for very happy children, and happy children learn and grow and thrive,’ and that ‘Icklesham exceeds the targets it is set and sets the standards for other schools to follow.’ At the previous inspection, leaders were asked to increase the proportion of outstanding teaching and to accelerate pupils’ progress. You have relentlessly focused on this. As a result, at the end of key stage 2 in 2018, pupils made progress that was at least in line with national averages in reading and mathematics. Pupils’ progress in writing was well above the national average. Pupils have continued to attain well above national averages in these subjects at the expected standard. This has also been the outcome at the higher standard in recent years. However, in 2018, the proportion of pupils reaching the higher standard in mathematics dropped below the national average. In anticipation of this outcome, you have changed the way that mathematics is taught to ensure that pupils have frequent opportunities to reason mathematically and to acquire deeper learning that sticks. Pupils say that they enjoy this new level of challenge in mathematics lessons. However, more work needs to be done to ensure consistency in the way that pupils experience opportunities to develop this deeper thinking. Leaders have also changed the school’s curriculum to inspire and enthuse pupils. The new curriculum has the full support of pupils, parents and staff. One parent wrote: ‘The school has an incredibly creative way of capturing my children in their learning, and they are constantly excited by school life and want to independently enhance this learning at home.’ However, the curriculum is in its early stages of development. Leaders and teachers are working together to ensure that it will provide full coverage of the requirements of the national curriculum across all subjects in your mixed-age class set-up. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. All staff have received the required level of training and demonstrate an understanding of their responsibilities. Governors and leaders ensure that there are robust systems for recording all the safeguarding checks that are carried out. Pupils feel safe at school. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong and this helps to keep pupils safe. Pupils know how to stay safe online. Pupils have been taught about bullying and know that they should tell an adult if it happens to them or to someone else. Pupils say that bullying does not happen very often, and that staff sort things out quickly when it does. Pupils know that they have a trusted adult that they can go to for help. The school has an established system for pupils to record concerns of any kind. These are then followed up with the pupil and, if necessary, with parents. The designated leader for safeguarding makes the welfare of pupils a top priority. She has a detailed understanding of pupils’ vulnerabilities and ensures that these pupils and their families receive the support they require. Attendance for all pupils continues to improve and remains above the national average. Persistent absence continues to fall and presently stands below the national average.

Icklesham Church of England Primary School and Nursery Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>63, "strongly_agree"=>15, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>25, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>25, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>25, "agree"=>68, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>28, "agree"=>58, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>60, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>58, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>53, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>80, "no"=>20} UNLOCK Figures based on 40 responses up to 06-06-2024

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