Ofsted Report

Ofsted Christ Church CofE P and N Academy final pdf

Dear Parents.

We are really pleased to share our Ofsted report, which we have attached for you to read.

We would like to say how proud we are of the children, staff and wider Christ Church community in achieving this very encouraging report and are happy that its recognises the commitment and hard work of all involved.

Below are comments from our Governors and DCAT.

Governors said. “The OFSTED report highlights the hard work, commitment and adaptability of the senior leaders and skilled staff at Christ Church.  It shows that our Teachers respond effectively and with passion to the varied needs of the pupils in our school, ensuring they receive rich and vibrant lessons every single day. The report also comments on just how amazing our pupils are, so from all the Governors of Christchurch Primary and Nursery, WELL DONE to everyone.”

What the Trust say.

The school remains a good school with an outstanding nursery. Co-Headteacher’s Susannah Singh and Russell Thorne said, “We are delighted with the outcome of the two-day Ofsted inspection. It recognises the hard work and dedication of staff and children at our school.”


Situated in the heart of St Leonards, Christ Church truly serves its community. The report states that, “Pupils feel safe in school. They say this because it is a place where people of different backgrounds work together, get along together and help each other. No one is left out’’. The report adds, “Leaders and staff work with determination to ensure that every pupil in this school succeeds,” and goes on to say, “They do this by getting to know their pupils well and making sure that they meet their needs”.

Christ Church is part of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust (DCAT) and the Trust’s CEO, Mark Talbot, was full of praise for the work of the Co-Headteachers, their staff and children when he said, “Safe and happy children, hardworking staff and a wide range of opportunities provided for the children at the school is the daily diet at Christ Church. The Trust has a vision to help every child achieve their God-given potential and this wonderful school truly lives this out.”


Our very best wishes.

Russell Thorne and Susannah Singh