On February 28th 2017 Ofsted visited our school and declared that we continue to be a GOOD school.
Highlights of the report include
● The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
● Stability and sustained focus over a period of considerable change since the last inspection, including a new leadership team and the major transition from a first school to a primary school has been brought to the school.
● A culture of high expectations that is shared by staff and governors has been developed.
● Heightened opportunities for professional development and an enhanced learning environment have enriched learning opportunities for children and contributed to improving outcomes over time.
● Pupils value the academic and emotional support they receive from their teachers, which enables them to make progress in their learning and develop as young people.
● The focus upon literacy and numeracy is complemented by a commitment to the wider curriculum.
● Pupils have extensive opportunities to develop their knowledge of science through research and practical experiments, contributing to outcomes above those seen nationally.
● Curriculum coverage in subjects such as history, geography and religious studies has a genuine breadth.
● Pupils appreciate the rich variety of experiences on offer.
● Significant proportions of pupils take part in a diverse range of extra-curricular clubs, including code club, journalism, cooking and mini-band.
● With governors’ encouragement, you have greatly enhanced the environment and use of outdoor spaces, enabling pupils to explore the natural environment in their learning.
● Your team is committed to the personal and social development of pupils.
● You and your governors are rightly proud of the central place the school holds in the community.
● The vast majority of parents hold the school in high esteem.
● Safeguarding is effective. Senior leaders take their safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously and a continual focus on pupils’ welfare that is shared by all staff across the school is maintained.
● Pupils feel safe and well supported in school and their parents agree.
● Pupils were able to discuss the actions they could take to remain safe, for example the actions needed to stay safe on the road and online.
● Pupils show considerable pride in their work and in their school community. They conduct themselves in a friendly and orderly manner around the site.
● The school has held the Sportsmark gold award for three consecutive years for pupils’ extensive involvement in a range of sports.
● Pupils commit to the local community by planting bulbs, delivering hampers and raising money for a range of charities.
If you would like to read our most recent Ofsted report please follow the link below.