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The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) inspects and regulates services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.


Ofsted Inspection 16th and 17th  January 2019

Officials from Ofsted visited the School at 18 hours notice on 16th and 17th January 2019. They observed a number of lessons and small teaching groups. Meetings were held with Staff, groups of pupils and representatives of the Governing Body along with much discussion with the Head Teacher.

The overall conclusion of the inspection confirmed to the school had made significant progress since the last inspection and is now graded as Good.


Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school

  • Leaders and governors have clear aspirations for the school and for the development of a caring and nurturing environment.

  • The curriculum allows pupils to develop their reading, writing and mathematics effectively through a range of subjects.

  • The overall quality of teaching and learning is good. Leaders have a clear understanding of the areas of strengths and weaknesses. They provide suitable training which supports teachers to review and refine their approaches.

  • Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those that are disadvantaged make good progress. Staff provide a wide range of support for pupils’ learning and well-being.
  • Children in the early years access a vibrant and encouraging learning environment which helps them to make good progress.
  • While leaders and governors are committed to the school, they do not all have a consistent overview of how well it is doing.


What does the school need to do to improve further?

  • Improve pupils’ progress by:

– developing and embedding leaders’ strategies to raise attainment in reading.

  • Develop leadership and management by:

– ensuring that governors are provided with higher-quality information with which to hold school leaders to account

– providing leaders and governors with additional support, training and opportunities to develop a greater understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses.

  • Improve pupils’ behaviour by:

– ensuring that teaching consistently challenges all pupils to work hard and behave well.






Ofsted Inspection Report - 16th and 17th January 2019