School Information

Our Aims

Ford End School

At Ford End School, children begin their life-long learning journey.  Our school raises their aspirations, enabling them to make the most of their abilities and thereby live fulfilled lives, equipped with the skills and values needed in a rapidly changing world.

Our rural Christian school plays an active part in the local community with close links to the Church. We encourage all parents to be actively involved in the life of the school.

Children from diverse backgrounds thrive in this environment where they learn to be confident, independent, tolerant and respectful individuals.

Through high quality teaching, our children’s emotional and spiritual growth is nurtured. We have designed our exciting curriculum to develop resilient and enquiring minds and to maximise the educational and physical achievements of our children.


British & Core-Learning Values

As a church school, our six core values are based on the Christian values of:

Core Christian Values

Endurance – resilience, recognition that life can be difficult and painful and sometimes we want to give up, perseverance in all circumstances

Compassion – putting yourselves in others shoes, incorporating elements of humility

Thankfulness – life is a gift and not a right, be thankful in all circumstances, don’t take things for granted

Fellowship – encompasses friendship, working and learning together, community

Hope – encompasses creation, about positivity, food and water for those suffering and natural disasters

Wisdom – consequences of words, thoughts, actions, true values, being true to yourself, stewardship of the world

We believe our core values support the well-being of our children and also their capacity to live in a modern Britain. In addition, we focus on the British Values of democracy, the rule of law and tolerance for those of any faith or none both in assemblies and through teaching especially in RE and PSHE.

Our school recognises the importance of developing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Assemblies have a specific theme and provide our children with the opportunity to develop their social skills by discussing and sharing their views, opinions and beliefs.
Particular emphasis is put upon developing an understanding of right and wrong in their school life and that they grow into responsible citizens. As a church school, our assemblies also focus on the stories from the Bible and the teachings of Jesus: what they teach us about how to behave towards others and the need to focus on caring for and meeting the needs of others.

Our school develops mutual respect for all. Our behaviour code is Learn, Respect Keep safe. We refer to this when dealing with any inappropriate behaviour. ‘Achievement Assemblies’ value a range of learning behaviours and achievements which are often linked to our core values. All teachers are involved with delivering our assemblies on themes related to values, different faiths, beliefs, behaviour and respect. Children also lead assemblies approximately once a fortnight on a range of topics they are passionate about.


SATS Results

In 2016 the way in which children are assessed at the end of key stage 1 and Key Stage 2 changed. Children are now tested to see if they have reached the expected level for their age. We are pleased with the results since our year 6 cohort had one third, and our Year 2 had 40%, of the pupils with significant Special Needs.

Key Stage 2 SATS Results 2017

National average scaled score and progress scores will be released in Autumn 2017.

Cohort Size 12

each child = 8.3%

School % at least expected level National % at least expected level Difference School Average Scaled Score National Average Scaled Score Average Progress score
Reading 92% 71% +21% 110.6    
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 92% 77% +15% 112.5    
Maths 92% 75% +17% 109.5    
Writing (TA) 75% 76% -1%      
Combined 75% 61% +14%      


% of children achieving a high score in KS2 SATs tests (110 or more)

Each child 8.3% % at GDS National at 110+ (2016) Difference
Reading 50% 19% +31%
GPS 67% 23% +44%
Maths 50% 17% +33%
Writing GD 42% 15% +27%
% High Score GDS in R, M & W 17% 5% +12%


Key Stage 1 SATS Results 2017

Cohort Size 10

each child = 10%

School % at least expected level National % at least expected level Difference School % at Greater Depth National % at Greater Depth 2016 Difference
Reading 86% 75.8% -14% 43% 24% +19%
Maths 86% 75.3% -13% 57% 18% +39%
Writing (TA) 71% 68.4% -16% 29% 13% +16%
% achieving expected  or better in R,M & W      
  71%      29%  9%  +20%


Year 1 Phonics Check Results 2017

Cohort of 10 School Result National 2016 Difference.
Pass 100% 81% +9%


Reception Class Results 2017

Cohort of 10 School Result National 2016 Difference.
Good Level of development 80%  69%  +11%


To visit the government schools performance tables visit:

Please note that because of the size of our cohorts, data is not published on this site every year for Ford End C of E Primary School.

School Logo

Ford End School logo

Our school logo was designed by a local resident of Ford End Village, Mr Jonny Lang whose children attended Ford End School.  It was designed to graphically represent many aspects of our school:

  • The acorn at the centre represents the fact that children are at the centre of what we do. We nurture small children so they can grow into mighty oaks.
  • The cross dividing the shield in four: we are a church school and have four houses.
  • Our location is at the ford of the River Chelmer represented by the wavy lines. Along the river high quality willows are grown which are harvested to produce some of the finest cricket bats in the world.

Hence two of our houses are Oak and Willow, the other two are local trees Chestnut and Ash.

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