The school has been designated a National Support School from March this year following our success in Ofsted last year.

Pupils, staff and governors are absolutely delighted after The Mill Primary Academy was rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted following a visit in May 2016.

‘Leaders (at all levels) are ambitious and determined that every pupil will succeed.’

‘The executive headteacher and headteacher promote a clear, inspiring vision for the school. Working exceptionally well together, they have led rapid and secure improvement.’

‘The whole staff team strive together to provide the BEST care and education for ALL the school’ pupils.’ We added our own emphasis from that quote but it is one we are particularly proud of!

Download the report by clicking the link below:

The Mill Primary Academy – May 2016 Ofsted Report

Our end of year results for 2016-2017 demonstrated that the children are making progress and are attaining results in line with National in many areas.

Click here for a link to the government comparison website.

At the end of Reception  72% of children attained a ‘Good Level of Development’.  Nationally 62% acheived this. Our children get a good start to their education at the Mill Primary Academy.

Year 1 Phonics Screening

The Mill 2017 National 2017 The Mill 2015 The Mill 2016
90% 81% 76%  81%

End of KS1 results

Reading expected Reading above Writing expected Writing above Maths expected Maths above

The Mill 2017


35% 75% 25% 63%


National 2017 75% 25% 68% 16% 75%


Our KS2 results showed a marked improvement too with 4% achieving a higher standard in reading, writing and maths, 2% above West Sussex average.

The Mill 2017
(average score)


National 2017

Expected level combined




 0.15 71%


60% -2.15



68% -0.18


Previous data can be viewed by clicking on this link – Key Stage 2 results