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Purleigh Community Primary School

Achievement for all in a community that cares



Welcome to Purleigh Community Primary School!


Purleigh Community Primary School is situated in the village of Purleigh, south of the Blackwater Estuary in Essex. The towns of Maldon and South Woodham Ferrers are four miles away and there are several smaller villages that are situated around the school. It is these villages that form the school's priority admission area.

The classes are divided into seven individual year groups and class numbers range from twenty nine to thirty four. Presently the school has a 215 pupils on its roll, highlighting the school's increasing popularity.

In November 2012 we were inspected by Ofsted and were graded as 'outstanding' across the board. We were judged as outstanding for Achievementof pupils, Quality of Teaching, Behaviour and Safety of pupils, Quality of Leadership and Management as well as Overall Effectiveness.

Pupils attain results at Key Stage Two traditionally well above national data in English and maths at both level 4 and level 5. The school achieved 97% 2 levels of progress in 2015 for maths and reading and 100% 2 levels of progress in writing. We also attained 97% level 4+ in maths, 100% level 4+ in reading and 97% level 4+ in writing. This demonstrates that the school adds fantastic value to the children's learning. In 2016 we achieved 58% of pupils reaching the required standard in reading, writing and maths combined compared to the national figure of 53%

Purleigh Primary School is a happy village school where parents enjoy sending their children. It has a positive ethos and is a popular school with many families travelling a long way to attend.

I am extremely proud to be Executive Headteacher at Purleigh Primary School and thoroughly enjoy working with the children, parents, governors and staff. If you would like a visit to the school I would love to show you around our amazing site and fantastic school.

Thank you for visiting our site!

Mr Joseph Figg
Executive Headteacher

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Picture 1 On the water slide at Blackgang Chine
Picture 2 We had some lambs visit us at school
Picture 3 Mr Figg at the Rainforest Cafe in London