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  • Northchapel Community Primary School
    Pipers Lane
    Northchapel
    Petworth
    West Sussex
    GU28 9JA
  • Head: Mrs Helen Coleman
  • T 01428 707352
  • F 01428 707 447
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.northchape…w-sussex.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 87
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 15th September 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 18th October 2011

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 1st July 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Northchapel Primary School has an associated pre-school for children between the ages of two and four years old. A parent and toddler group provides for families from birth of a child. Tranisition from the pre-school to the primary school, between classes and beyond the primary school to the intermediate schools is a strength of the school.
The school's ethos and philosophy centers on children's independence, thinking skills and creative learning. All children are expected to develop an understanding of their own learning styles and those of their peers. Older children are given the opportunity of being responsible for the learning of younger children through peer coaching. All children are expected to be partners in the planning of their learning activities with the teaching teams. Basic skills of literacy and numeracy alongside subject skills and knowledge are taught rigourously meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum and taking the children well beyond it.
In June 2006 OFSTED reported that 'the attention paid to the pupils' personal development and well-being is outstanding. The strong emphasis given to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helps pupils develop a sensitive approach to life and everyday issues, and to appreciate the achievement of others.'
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Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Due to the nature of the school (being a small primary school), all children are known intimately and can be planned for as individuals. 'Individual Education Plans' are produced in collaboration with pupils and parents. IEPs are reviewed and rewritten three times a year. Children benefit from a combination of individual or small group learning for their special needs. 'Master classes' are provided for very able and talented children as are excel groups. This provision is made based on regular needs audits throughout the year.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

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.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

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

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