Catsfield CE Primary School

Address Church Road,
East Sussex,
TN33 9DP
Contact Info. T: 01424 892 247
Type School
About Us

An Outstanding School

Catsfield CE School is a smaller than average Primary school with four mixed aged classes. Although overall the number of SA+ and Statemented children is below average, the majority of these are concentrated in upper KS2. The school has close links with the church and local community.

January 2011, I became headteacher of a ‘Good’ school full of happy children, with a friendly ethos and the lowest KS1 and 2 results in the county. Ofsted 2012: ‘...soon after June 2009, the standards dropped dramatically’. The more demanding Ofsted criteria gave a judgement of Satisfactory in February 2012. Standards in teaching, behaviour and engagement were inconsistent. Attainment was poor. My immediate aim was to address standards whilst keeping the ethos of our school. My duty was to create the right climate for learning. The first priority was to create a shared vision owned by every stakeholder. ‘Achieve Excellence – Inspire Dreams’ incorporates the determination to secure excellent outcomes for every pupil regardless of their starting point or background. We needed to restore growth and pride in our school, to dramatically improve achievement and to change the culture into one of high aspirations and of learning.