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PE Gold Mark

There has been a lot of PE taking place in school over the last year or so. Pupils have been involved in an increasing number of events and competitions (gymnastics, dance, hockey, cross-country, tag rugby, football and netball), we have had Sports Leaders working at school with younger children and we have increased the number of hours that KS2 pupils do PE at school to two per week. We have re-scheduled the way that we teach swimming so that we are making use of Holmewood House and lastly, we have increased the number of after and before school clubs that we offer, so that children have more opportunities to get involved with sport at school.


Many thanks to all those that continue to volunteer their time each week to run clubs, as well as all those that have ferried children back and forth to all these sporting events. The school has been awarded the PE Gold Mark which is recognition of everyone’s hard work and effort. Well done everybody.

Gold Literacy Mark

Gold Literacy Mark 1

Fordcombe School has been awarded the Gold Literacy Mark! The main contributing factor is our 'Buster's Book Club' after-school reading promotion scheme and how the pupils at Fordcombe added to the 7 million minutes of reading that pupils in participating primary schools achieved last year. Reading for pleasure has a hugely positive effect upon a child's academic success and wellbeing, both at primary school and beyond. Thank you to all the pupils and parents who remember to record their minutes of reading on a Wednesday evening. Further thanks to our Reading Angels and librarians who generously give their time to hear readers and promote healthy reading habits across the school.

SIAMS Outstanding

"Academic progress is recognised by Ofsted as good and attainment is above national average. Extensive and creative spaces, such as the library prayer tree and the outdoor spiritual garden, allow pupils to be expressive and reflective. When combined with opportunities for musicianship and sport, there is a clear sense of how the school values the spirit of the whole child and how social, moral, spiritual, and cultural (SMSC) education is embedded within the school’s ethos."

Giving Pupils the Best Start to Their Education