School Excellence Plan

Our school’s mission statement comes from the wonderful words of John 10:10, “That they may have life; life in all its fullness.”
Our excellence plan is our way of ensuring that we are working tirelessly to protect the children’s entitlement to a broad, rich and relevant curriculum which challenges them to achieve high standards and inspires them to be lifelong learners.
Click on each of the tabs below to find out what the staff in school are working on this year.


HORDLE FIT-FOR-LIFE CURRICULUM – Having spent last year developing and securing our vision for the curriculum – we will now be launching and embedding this in classrooms to ensure that lessons are linked to the wider purpose of learning.

SUBJECT LEADERSHIP – we will be further developing the role of the subject leader to ensure development over time.

LEARNING SUPERHERO SKILLS – We will be launching a new progression of skills in each of our superheroes which will enable children to see their progress.


AUTOMATICITY AND FLUENCY – Our data shows that our children have made excellent progress in reasoning skills. Our focus this year – is to develop automaticity and fluency with number for all pupils, but particularly those most vulnerable to underachievement. We will also be focusing on the effective acquisition of multiplication facts in Years 1 – 4.

GIRLS’ MATHS – We will also be continuing to consider how we can challenge and encourage more girls to achieve the higher standard in maths.


EARLY READING AND PHONICS – We will be undertaking a significant overhaul of practice and resources used to teach phonics and early reading in FS and KS1.

VOCABULARY – We know that a pupil’s vocabulary knowledge is directly related to their achievement. Therefore, we are working hard to develop and thread Tier 2 and 3 vocabulary throughout our curriculum to ensure effective and planned exposure.

HANDWRITING – We will be having a renewed focus on handwriting skills, particularly in EY and KS1.

LET’S THINK – We will be continuing to embed the practice of our Let’s Think programme and to develop these principles beyond the reading curriculum.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

PUPILS – we will be launching a new programme which will enable children to label their emotions more effectively and also develop a kit bag of strategies to help them to manage them. We will finalise and embed the new Mental Health Policy for pupils.

STAFF – we will continue to work on staff CPD and enable them to develop skills and strategies to manage their own well being.

SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS EDUCATION – we will be finalising the new policy for this and embedding the new programme of study.

Early Years

EXPRESSIVE ARTS AND DESIGN – We will be focusing on developing rich opportunities for children to express themselves artistically and developing staff skills in assessing this area of the curriculum.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – We will be further developing the excellent use of the outdoor area and the forest learning curriculum.We will also be developing the use of a wider range of tools for physical activity with young pupils.

HEN 2 – We will be building, creating, resourcing and staffing the new extension to our Nursery provision, providing bespoke environment for 2 and 3 year olds.

Christian Foundation

VALUES – we will relaunch and develop our Church School Values.

SPIRITUALITY – We will continue to develop our post-SIAMS action points to develop spirituality and worship in the school in conjunction with e Diocese of Winchester.


Having achieved our PLATINUM MARK in 2019 we will:

PUPIL VOICE – Further develop the use of pupil voice in sport.

DAILY ACTIVITY – Continue to embed daily activity, particularly developing the use of our new Daily Mile track.

LEADERSHIP – continue to develop and embed pupil pathways for sport leadership.

SWIMMING – Focus on trying to enable more children can swim at the required standard by the end of Y6.

NEW SPORTS – we aim to add new sports to the calendar such as: swimming galas and cycling.

CULTURAL – Undertake a cultural review of the programme of study and learn about sports from around the world.

Eco Schools

Now that we have achieved our BRONZE award, we are excited to be working towards our SILVER award

Step 4: Curriculum Links

  • Environmental issues have been covered in at least three areas of your school curriculum; this is clearly evident in pupil’s work and/or schemes of work and lesson plans.
  • Your three curriculum links can not all be from the same year group or subject area.
  • Your three curriculum examples do not have to be from the same Eco-Schools topics as those chosen for your Action Plan.
  • Step 5: Informing and Involving

  • Your school has a prominent and designated Eco-Board detailing all of your work on the Eco-Schools Seven Steps and chosen topic actions. This includes: Eco-Committee members from all year groups (with photographs if possible), meeting minutes, a copy of your Eco-Schools Environmental Review, your Action Plan, examples of Monitoring and Evaluation and your Eco-Code.
  • Your Eco-Board should be regularly updated to reflect your Eco-Schools work.
  • Your Eco-Committee should use a variety of mediums to help communicate their topic actions: newsletters, school website, the school’s Twitter account etc.
  • Your whole school and wider community is involved in Eco-Schools work in and around the school, for example: parents/carers, local authorities, businesses, other national and regional charities, neighbouring schools and residential groups and homes.