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Ofsted Inspections 




At our last Ofsted Inspection which was completed on 24th October 2018, we were judged to be 'Good'.  Ofsted identified a number of strengths and areas for improvement in the report as detailed below.  



  • 'You are a dedicated and committed Headteacher and are uncompromising in your desire for the school to continually improve' 
  • 'You are well supported by your Deputy Headteacher who is as determined as you are to provide the best possible learning experiences for the children' 
  • 'You have ensured that the pupils are at the heart of all that you do'
  • 'Staff work hard to support you and understand the need for continuous improvement'
  • 'Staff build extremely positive relationships with pupils and their parents'
  • 'Pupils are happy and content.  They enjoy coming to school'
  • 'Pupils feel safe and well cared for'
  • 'Improvements in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment are having a positive impact on the progress of pupils' 
  • 'Teachers adapt plans as necessary to provide highly individualised learning programmes'
  • 'The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is excellent'
  • 'Pupils are kind, polite and respectful'
  • 'Pupils have positive attitudes towards their learning and behaviour'
  • 'Safeguarding is very strong.  The team is unwavering in their determination to ensure the best safeguarding outcomes for pupils'
  • 'The school works exceptionally well with external agencies and promotes the importance of a collaborative approach'
  • 'The Curriculum has been well planned'
  • 'Social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) aspects of learning are implicit throughout the Curriculum'  

Areas for Improvement 

The following Ofsted recommendations are now embedded within our School Improvement Plan

Leaders and Governors should ensure that:

  • Governors take a more active role in school life to further develop their understanding of the school, enabling them to provide robust challenge to school leaders
  • They increase the consistency of high-quality teaching to improve the progress of all pupils 
  • The most able pupils are set work which challenges and stretches their thinking and understanding, enabling them to achieve as well as they can  

Ofsted Report 2018



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