Our Prospectus

School Vision

To be a safe, happy, loving community where excellent teaching inspires children to learn and explore, care for each other and believe they can make a difference.

School Aims

We welcome and value EVERYONE in our school community.

We create a SAFE environment through being KIND and RESPECTFUL. We are role models to each other, celebrating efforts and achievements.

We offer an ENRICHED curriculum that enables children to MASTER ACADEMIC SKILLS and be ready to develop their CREATIVE, INVESTIGATIVE and CRITICAL powers. We provide opportunities to REFLECT on injustice and CONSIDER ways we can be AGENTS OF CHANGE.

We encourage children to embrace CHALLENGE without fear, whilst promoting RESILIENCE.

We are COMMITTED to the WELL BEING of staff, pupils and all members of our community.

OFSTED & SIAMS

“Pupils enjoy coming to school because of the caring ethos at the heart of the school’s culture.”
Ofsted, January 2019

Ofsted

Our latest Ofsted report described the school as good in all areas and stated that pupils thrive at Esher Church School and are well prepared for the next stage of their education.

For the complete report please follow the links below.

Ofsted Report

SIAMS

As a Church of England academy we also receive a denominational inspection called a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS).

Our most recent SIAMS inspection took place in January 2018 with the report stating that,

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Esher Church School as a Church of England School are outstanding.”

You can read the full report by following the link below

SIAMS Report

SATs Information

SATs are the National Curriculum tests taken by the children at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

They are one measure of a school’s overall performance but do not take account of the progress which children make since they have joined the school. This is called ‘Value Added’. You can find details and information on our Value Added here.

At age seven (KS1), children are assessed by their class teacher in English, Maths and Science and at age eleven (KS2), children take external tests in English and Maths. These tests take place during May and are marked in school by teacher assessment (KS1) or sent away for external marking (KS2).

Children develop at different rates, but National Curriculum levels can give you an idea of how your child’s progress compares to what is typical for their age.

Each year many of our children consistently exceed national expectations and show they are capable of working in greater depth for each of the SATs subjects.

We believe that this is because they receive excellent teaching and a broad balanced curriculum which gives children opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt.

You can view our latest SATs results on the DfE website here.

Secondary Schools

Each summer, our Year 6 children depart to a wide range of secondary schools, many of which we have well-developed links with. About half of our children move to secondary schools in the independent sector with the other half moving to the excellent local academies.  Our local Church secondary school is Esher Church of England High School, and our children also regularly transfer to Cobham Free School, Heathside, Hinchley Wood, Howard of Effingham, Tiffin School and the Tiffin Girls’ School.  In the independent sector, Hampton, Reeds, Surbiton High, Claremont Fan Court, Kingston Grammar, Guildford High, Royal Grammar School and Tormead are also popular destinations.

Our children are highly successful in independent school entrance exams.  Each year several children achieve scholarships for academic performance, sport and art.

We know that choosing the right secondary school for your child is a difficult decision and we do all we can to help you to make the right choice for your child. Our Year 6 teachers know your child well and are happy to discuss possible options. Secondary schools hold open days and children in year 6 are given leave to attend these with you. We also hold an information meeting for parents with children in years 4 and 5 early in the Autumn term to explain secondary school options and application process.

For those children who intend to sit the 11 plus for entry into the grammar schools or the independent sector we offer 11 plus tuition and test practice after school in English, Maths and Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning.  These classes enable the children to sit the 11 plus with confidence that they are well prepared for the challenges of the tests.

Success at secondary school is, of course, about so much more than academic attainment.  Headteachers at the secondary schools our children move on to often tell us how well prepared they are for the next stage of their education, not just academically but also in the way they conduct themselves and treat others, reflecting our Christian values.

Each summer, our Year 6 children depart to a wide range of secondary schools, many of which we have well-developed links with. About half of our children move to secondary schools in the independent sector with the other half moving to the excellent local academies.  Our local Church secondary school is Esher Church of England High School, and our children also regularly transfer to Cobham Free School, Heathside, Hinchley Wood, Howard of Effingham, Tiffin School and the Tiffin Girls’ School.  In the independent sector, Hampton, Reeds, Surbiton High, Claremont Fan Court, Kingston Grammar, Guildford High, Royal Grammar School and Tormead are also popular destinations.

Our children are highly successful in independent school entrance exams.  Each year several children achieve scholarships for academic performance, sport and art.

We know that choosing the right secondary school for your child is a difficult decision and we do all we can to help you to make the right choice for your child. Our Year 6 teachers know your child well and are happy to discuss possible options. Secondary schools hold open days and children in year 6 are given leave to attend these with you. We also hold an information meeting for parents with children in years 4 and 5 early in the Autumn term to explain secondary school options and application process.

For those children who intend to sit the 11 plus for entry into the grammar schools or the independent sector we offer 11 plus tuition and test practice after school in English, Maths and Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning.  These classes enable the children to sit the 11 plus with confidence that they are well prepared for the challenges of the tests.

Success at secondary school is, of course, about so much more than academic attainment.  Headteachers at the secondary schools our children move on to often tell us how well prepared they are for the next stage of their education, not just academically but also in the way they conduct themselves and treat others, reflecting our Christian values.

Our Prospectus

You can read our full prospectus below.