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Learning Together. Building Success.

I am delighted to announce that the Lead Member for Education in East Sussex County Council has approved the change of our school age range to 2 - 11 years at Ditchling (St Margaret's) CE Primary School. We look forward to welcoming the nursery children to our new class in September 2018. 

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Headteacher Welcome

I would like to welcome you to our school.

At Ditchling (St Margaret's) CE Primary our clear vision - Learning Together. Building Success - unites staff, governors, families and children.

We are a welcoming, creative and inclusive community which, as of January 2018 includes 145 pupils across six classes.  Alongside regular teaching of literacy and mathematics, including daily phonics sessions in infants, children’s learning across the curriculum is enriched by regular outdoor learning opportunities.

Our recent (December 2017) OFSTED inspection judged us to be a 'Good' school overall; we were delighted to achieve 'Outstanding' for the Pupil Development, Behaviour and Welfare section.  The Inspector remarked on the exemplary behaviour of the pupils. Also noting that 'pupils benefit from a rich and engaging curriculum. They thrive on the motivating opportunities staff organise.'

The process has endorsed our self-evaluation and next steps for future development. The report is published on the School Information - Reports on the school tab.  


The school is very well supported by an enthusiastic and passionate governing body and FPTA as well as by the Diocese of Chichester and clergy serving our local church, St Margaret’s in Ditchling.

We would be delighted to share with you our vision and enthusiasm for learning.  Anyone interested in joining our school community is welcome to contact us to arrange a visit. 

I hope you enjoy your journey round our website and look forward to welcoming you to our fabulous school.

Mrs S Thompson


View our SEN information report here.

We were honoured on Friday to be recorded by BBC Sussex Radio singing a birthday tribute to Dame Vera Lynn to mark her 100th birthday. This was broadcast at 08.55 on Monday 20th March 2017. Click here to hear the recording

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Year 5 & 6 Isle of Wight Residential 20th - 24th March 2017


Mission Statement

Stimulating learning through an excellent education, enabling children to reach their potential.

Motivating children to discover their talents with growing confidence.

Encouraging all to develop rounded personalities.

Promoting a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment.


Underpinned by our Christian values of:

trust, perseverance, reverence, forgiveness, compassion, thankfulness, koinonia

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