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 three and 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 have attained results at Key Stage Two traditionally well above national data in English and maths at both level 4 and level 5 and the governments new assessment systems introduced in 2015-2016. The school traditionally achieved 97% - 100% 2 levels of progress for reading, writing and maths and also attained high scores of Level 4+ and Level 5. In 2016 and 2017 we achieved greater than the national average for pupils meeting the required standard in reading, writing and maths combined.
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.
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Mr Joseph Figg