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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 2009 and we were judged to be OUTSTANDING in all areas.
  2. We are a rural village primary school with a PAN (pupil admission number) of 210. Currently we have 209 children on roll, 114 boys & 95 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 5% of our children (10) qualify for pupil premium. This is made up of 2% FSM (Free School Meals) and 3% other. 2% of our children (4) are on the SEND (special educational needs & disability) register and a further 1% of children (2) have English as an additional language (EAL).
    1. In 2016 we achieved the following results

       Key stage 1

      Reading Met                              58%

      Reading GDS (Greater Depth)     36%

      GAPS                                           61%

      GAPS GDS (Greater Depth)           19%

      Writing Met                                 26%

      Writing GDS(Greater Depth)           0%

      Maths Met                                    68%

      Maths GDS(Greater Depth)             32%

      Reading, Writing, Maths                26%

      Key stage 2

      Reading Met                                 83%

      GAPS    Met                                   97%

      Writing Met                                   43%

      Maths Met                                     97%

      Reading, Writing, Maths                 43%


  6. The % of expected progress made was

    Reading                                                  43%

    Writing                                                    10%

    Maths                                                      70%

  7. We scored 97% in the Year 1 phonics screening test with 69% of children scoring top marks.
  8. In the Foundation Stage 80% of children achieved Good Level of Development (GLD).
  9. We are in the top 10% for attendance with 97.14% attendance for 2016.
  10. 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!
  11. We have a full complement of Governors who are very supportive and effective in their roles.
  12. We have a very active PTA who raise lots of money each year. Last year they raised £10,000 and purchased a tunnelling system within the school grounds. This year they are raising money to build a 1950’s diner where we can eat our yummy hot meals!
  13. We have the most amazing school grounds which includes a giant castle and pirate boat, a rambling route around the entire field, a reading bus, a swimming pool, a percussion playground and the most magnificent climbing rock!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. In our last OFSTED Aldingbourne school was described as a ‘fun place to be!’ We agree with this and we believe that Aldingbourne School is a fun and safe place to learn lots of new exciting things!
  18. This year our new priorities are:-


To ensure all children, in all year groups, are equipped with the skills and knowledge in literacy to become independent learners and, in doing so, raise the standards in reading and writing across the school to ensure at least 85% of all children are meeting their expected level.


To raise the standards in mathematics in KS 1 to ensure at least 85% of all children are meeting their expected level and to maintain the high standards in KS 2.


To ensure all children are equipped with the skills and knowledge to become independent learners in the foundation subjects. In doing so, children will produce work based on their own choices and abilities.


To work with the PTA and other outside agencies to build a 1950’s diner in the school grounds to use as an area for hot dinners.

  1. Our school mission statement states that…

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

To find out even more information about our wonderful school by reading our school SEF (Self-evaluation form)  click on the link below!

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