St James' CofE Primary School, Coldwaltham

Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religion Church of England
Address Church Lane
Coldwaltham
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 1LW
Phone 01798872196
Reference Number 125978

Description

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St James' Church of England Primary School is a highly regarded educational institution situated in Coldwaltham, West Sussex (postcode RH20 1LW). Established within the Anglican tradition, St James' focuses on providing a caring, inclusive, and nurturing environment for its students. Key facts about the school include:

  • Class sizes are small with a maximum of 30 children per class, promoting personalized learning for each student.
  • Outstanding results demonstrate the school's commitment to delivering an exceptional standard of education.
  • Performance in SATs (Standard Attainment Tests) typically exceeds the national averages.
  • Good Ofsted rating during the most recent inspection in February 2019, reflecting strong teaching quality, pupil behavior, and leadership.
  • Afterschool and extracurricular activities are available, providing opportunities for teamwork, skills development, and participation in sports, music, and creative arts.
  • Strong pastoral care is a priority, ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.
  • Emphasis on spiritual, social, and moral development, reflecting Christian principles and values.
  • Proven track record of recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers.
  • Caring and friendly community where parents and families are encouraged to participate in school life.

As a part of the Catholic Diocese of Arundel & Brighton, St James' ties closely with St James' Church to boost religious education and faith practices. The school upholds its Church of England status and serves children from the Coldwaltham village and its surrounding areas.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 78
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 57.69%
Girls: 42.31%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 9
2 15
3 12
4 13
5 11
6 8

Ofsted Rating Requires Improvement
Last Inspection Date 2022-09-28
Date Description Report
2022-07-05 School inspection: School inspection:
2017-03-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2015-03-05 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2009-09-30 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2007-01-16 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-06-11 Full inspection Full inspection

Ofsted Parent View

The latest published parent view scores are from 2021. Ofsted only publish scores if there have been more than 10 responses to the survey.

Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know Total Responses
1. My child is happy at this school. 1 5 1 4 1 12
2. My child feels safe at this school. 1 5 5 0 1 12
3. The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved. 1 2 6 1 2 12
4. My child has been bullied and the school dealt with the bullying quickly and effectively. 6 1 0 2 0 3
5. The school makes me aware of what my child will learn during the year. 0 5 6 1 0 12
6. When I have raised concerns with the school they have been dealt with properly. 0 1 3 6 2 0
7. My child has SEND, and the school gives them the support they need to succeed. 1 3 3 3 2 12
8. The school has high expectations for my child. 1 3 2 3 3 12
9. My child does well at this school. 1 3 4 3 1 12
10. The school lets me know how my child is doing. 2 5 3 1 1 12
11. There is a good range of subjects available to my child at this school. 1 6 3 0 2 12
12. My child can take part in clubs and activities at this school. 1 2 4 2 3 12
13. The school supports my child’s wider personal development. 2 4 5 0 1 12
14. I would recommend this school to another parent. 4 8

How many students meet the standards

Reading, Writing & Maths School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Pupils meeting the expected standard 13% Upgrade Upgrade
Pupils meeting a higher standard 0% Upgrade Upgrade

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Subject School Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 100 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths 91 Upgrade Upgrade

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Reading 1.2 Upgrade Upgrade
Writing 0.9 Upgrade Upgrade
Maths -6.3 Upgrade Upgrade

How many students meet the standards

Average Scaled Score

Results are converted into scaled scores to allow accurate comparisons of performance over time even if the difficulty of the test varies over time. Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

Progress Scores

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 9 1
Third Preference 6 0
From another Local Authority 0 0

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GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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