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  • Bentley Church of England Primary School
    School Lane
    GU10 5JP
  • Head: Mrs Pinchess
  • T 01420 525010
  • F 01420 525011
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.bentleypri…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Hampshire
  • Pupils: 203
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 14th September 2021
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 26th April 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Still sits in a pretty bucolic location more than 150 years later, next to a winding country lane surrounded by cottages, fields and hedgerows. It’s very easy to imagine how this typical village school might have looked in Victorian times. Although classroom atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly, children appear busy, engaged and enthusiastic – even at the tail end of a science lesson just before the lunch bell. Teachers take the lead in pointing out unacceptable behaviour (we observed a reception teacher doing just that) but no child is ever made to feel the black sheep...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2012, Katy Pinchess (40s). Began her career as a children’s book buyer at Waterstones before settling on teaching (it’s in the blood, her mother was a head). Experience includes setting up CET Primary School Westminster, a free school in central London. Back to Hampshire, joining Bentley C of E after a stint as head of Bordon Infants. Keen to build on 20-year legacy of previous head Phil Callaway, who transformed Bentley from two-room village school into highly sought after primary through personal dedication and judicious financial management. Parents seem confident that she has stepped into his rather large shoes and say, ‘Everyone’s really pleased, she’s a lovely person.’ Energetic and hands on, she is married with two young children.


Sought after primary school and always oversubscribed. At the time of our visit almost all...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

The school has a part-time SENCo who works with individual children and also provides support for the class teacher. We have children who have been diagnosed with mild ADHD and Aspergers. The 'Tracks' spelling programme is used to help pupils who have difficulties in this area. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

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Further reading

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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

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The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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