CE Primary School

Singleton C.E. Primary School is a happy and caring community in which good manners, excellent behaviour and a desire to continuously improve and learn are expected from everybody. We are a Church of England School teaching Christian values and beliefs. We also promote awareness and tolerance of, and respect for other religions and cultures.









Singleton C.E. Primary School is proud to announce that it has been awarded an outstanding grade by Church of England SIAMS inspectors for the positive impact its Christian ethos has on pupils, following an inspection in January.  

All Church of England schools are inspected every three to five years to evaluate the effectiveness of their Christian approach, and this result represents a further improvement from the previous inspection outcome.  The Diocese of Chichester inspector examined how well the school met the needs of each child, how whole-school worship made an impact on the school community and how effective the school’s leadership and management was in enriching its church school status.  In all three areas the school was judged to be outstanding.

She was particularly impressed by the vision of the leadership team, the eagerness of the children to demonstrate Christian values and the caring attitude of staff, saying, “The school’s unequivocal Christian ethos, founded on the love of God and an understanding of the life of Jesus, is underpinned by explicit Christian values weaved seamlessly into the daily life of the school.”  The strength of the whole staff team was celebrated in the report, describing “a collaborative culture that inspires and motivates the teaching team to ensure the school’s Christian character impacts decisively on the development of every child.”

“It is wonderful to receive such a fantastic acknowledgement of the work we have put into creating a school where Christian values are celebrated”, commented Singleton C of E Primary’s head teacher Christopher Todd.  “I would particularly like to thank my wonderful team of staff who are such brilliant role models for our pupils, enabling each and every one of them to become successful human beings.” 

The report can be viewed HERE

Rights Respecting School  Level 1 Acheived, June 2013      

 Read the Report HERE


Ofsted delight for school with ‘family atmosphere’ article in the Chichester Observer Read it HERE





Following a recent Ofsted inspection, Singleton C.E. Primary School was judged as continuing to be a ‘good’ school that serves its community well.

The inspection took place in May and the report states that the 'the ethos of the school, blending Christian values with the tenets of a Unicef ‘Rights Respecting School’ shines through’.

The report also acknowledges the school's 'high expectations for all, underpinned by a clear ethos, rooted in mutual respect’ and that ‘pupils are very well known as individuals by staff, and great care is taken to support both their academic and pastoral development.’  The school was also very proud that the children's ‘exemplary behaviour' and their ‘exceptionally positive attitudes to learning’ were recognised.  Several parents spoke to the inspector during the inspection and ‘were overwhelmingly pleased with the progress made by their children’.

Christopher Todd, Headteacher of the school said: “We are all delighted with the report. We have a fantastic team of skilled and dedicated staff and governors at Singleton who work very hard to create a school of which all can be proud. The report highlighted so many of the school’s strengths, shows that the school continues to provide a ‘good’ standard of education and has usefully identified ways to move the school forward to achieve greater success in the future.”

16th June 2016


A Year 6 pupil at Singleton C.E. Primary School has won a national competition organised by the National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies. Anna Douglas won the 8 – 10 age group of the National Chairman's Competition for Young Arts 2016 for her artwork ‘Chocodile’.

The theme was ‘edibles’ and Anna took her inspiration from confectionery wrappers, using them to create a collage piece depicting a fearsome crocodile!

Anna said, “I first got the idea to do a chocodile when were in art lessons. We were creating foodimals in class so I took this idea into my project. I decided that to make it stand out I would do a collage and, as it was a chocodile, I used chocolate wrappers to represent this.”

Two other pupils – Ethan Conway and Amy McLean were highly commended for their work. Anna will receive a voucher and certificate as her prize for winning the competition.





Singleton pupils inspired by school prayer

PUPILS at Singleton CE Primary School have unveiled their latest artistic masterpiece.

The large, colourful piece of artwork and calligraphy was inspired by the school prayer and now hangs in pride of place in the school hall.

Parents and friends of the school saw the new artwork blessed by the village rector, the Rev Kev Robinson, during a harvest thanksgiving service last Wednesday.

Head teacher Christopher Todd said: “Every pupil has contributed to the new artwork, which will have a major impact in the school hall.

“The pupils took their stimulus from their local environment, taking photographs and researching pictures of flowers, trees and animals to help them with their artwork, using the school prayer, which speaks of the ‘beautiful nature around us’ as their inspiration.”

Thanks to a donation from the local branch of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, the pupils were able to work with local artist and calligrapher, Cathy Stables, who provided expert knowledge and advice throughout the development of the project during the summer term.

It was a busy term for Singleton pupils, who also staged a production of the musical The Pirates of the Curry Bean in July, in which all pupils were involved.

The school has already been recognised for its achievements in the arts and currently holding the Artsmark Gold award for creativity across the school.

Chichester Observer 14th October 2015









On Friday 7th February 2014 pupils at Singleton C.E. Primary School, a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, got their nails painted blue to change children’s lives. They joined thousands of schools across the country by taking part in UNICEF’s Day for Change to raise funds for UNICEF’s work - helping millions of vulnerable children around the world.


>In 2014, Day for Change is all about education. Going to school gives children the chance of a brighter future. But about 68 million children around the world still don't have access to education. UNICEF is working to change this and want every child to have the opportunity to go to school. 


To raise money for UNICEF’s important work, pupils all over the UK are doing something different: from holding fancy dress parties, sports days, cake sales, and sponsored walks. All this will raise money to transform the lives of children.


Singleton C.E. Primary School joined in the fun by holding their Day for Change on 7th February 2014.  As well as getting their nails painted UNICEF blue, the school hosted parents and friends who came into classes to talk about their hobbies and interests, held a non-uniform day, a book bring-and-buy sale and a cake sale.  The school raised £230, more than enough for a School-in-a-Box. This provides a readymade kit of classroom supplies and materials which can be supplied by UNICEF for situations where schooling has been disrupted by wars, disasters and other emergency situations. 


UNICEF receives no money from the UN budget and instead relies on voluntary donations from events like this. This is why fundraising events like Day for Change are so important to help UNICEF continue to help children around the world to survive and thrive.


UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. UNICEF works with families, local communities, partners and governments in more than 190 countries to transform children’s lives by protecting and promoting their rights. UNICEF supports children by providing health care, nutrition and education. UNICEF protects children affected by war, natural disasters and AIDS. In the UK, UNICEF champions children’s rights and works to win support and raise money for our work for children worldwide.


For further information on this event at Singleton C.E. Primary School please contact:


Name: Lesley Calloway

Tel: 01243 811679     Email:



For further information on UNICEF, please contact:

Rowena Campbell, Media Team, UNICEF UK

Tel: 020 7375 6206  Email:


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 Pupil premium expenditure report 2012/13 to governors - HERE











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Wednesday April 24, 2019