OFSTED Report – June 2018

In June 2018 we had a very successful Ofsted inspection which judged:

“This school continues to be good.”


Below are the headlines:


  • The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school and has been proactive in addressing the priorities identified since the last inspection, four years ago.
  • The governing board has been restructured. Governors use a range of skills to challenge and support leaders.
  • The headteacher is developing a strong and determined leadership team that works closely together.
  • Leaders set high expectations of all pupils and encourage pupils to be ambitious and have high aspirations for themselves.
  • The needs of the pupils in the specially resourced provision are well met and enjoy a broad range of subjects and activities.
  • Leaders at all levels are establishing a deep, broad and balanced curriculum which makes links between subjects. As a result, a strengthened curriculum is emerging with opportunities for pupils to take the curriculum outside the classroom, igniting their enthusiasm for learning.
  • Safeguarding is effective with all safeguarding policies and procedures fit for purpose, staff well trained and knowledgeable designated safeguarding leaders.
  • Leaders work closely with external agencies and, when concerns arise, take swift action and make sure that any concerns are followed up thoroughly.
  • Pupils have a thorough understanding of different forms of bullying and how to keep themselves safe; pupils, staff, parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about how well the school keeps pupils safe.

Next steps

Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that:

  • disadvantaged pupils make consistently good progress, including in Key Stage 1 and Year 3.
  • all pupils, especially boys, are appropriately challenged by their reading texts.


For a copy of the OFSTED report, click here.

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