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.

Our Core Christian Values are:

Core Christian Values

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

Cohort Size 12

33% SEN

School % at least expected level National % at least expected level School Average Scaled Score National Average Scaled Score Average Progress score
Reading 67% 66% 105.5 103 +1.0
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 67% 72% 106.2 104
Maths 75% 70% 105.3 103 + 0.2
Writing (TA) 58% 74% -0.3
Combined 58% 53%


Key Stage 1 SATS Results

Cohort Size 10

40% SEN

School% at least expected level National at least expected Difference. School % at Greater Depth National % at Greater Depth Difference.
Reading 60% 74% -14% 40% 24% +16%
Maths 60% 73% -13% 30% 18% +12%
Writing (TA) 50% 66% -16% 20% 13% +7%
% achieving expected  or better in R,M & W
50% 60% -10%


Year 1 Phonics Check Results 2016

Cohort of 10 School Result National Difference.
Pass 90% 81% +9%


Reception Class results 2016

Cohort of 12 School Result National Difference.
Good Level of development 83%  69%  +14%


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 logoOur school logo was designed by Mr Jonny Lang whose sons attend 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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