Ofsted

The school was inspected in November 2013. We were pleased that the school has been recognised as a Good School. We are delighted that Ofsted awarded our Pupils' Behaviour and Safety the highest possible grade of 'outstanding'. Our report states that, "Excellent behaviour in lessons and around school creates a very positive climate for learning. Pupils have excellent attitudes to their work and make a very strong contribution to their own learning. High expectations and consistent behaviour management by all staff continually reinforce the calm, orderly and inclusive atmosphere". This well-deserved outcome is a result of the successful partnership working between staff and parents and we are sure you will join us in commending the children for their efforts.

As a Community School, we were also delighted that the pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development was recognised as being successfully promoted across the school. The report states that, "The school celebrates the multicultural background of its pupils and there is a clear focus on social and moral issues. As a result pupils are reflective and responsible, and there is a high degree of respect across the school for different cultures and faiths".

Summary of findings from the inspection:

  • Pupils make good progress and achieve well throughout school from their different starting points.
  • The proportion of pupils attaining the expected standard in mathematics at the end of Year 6 is well above average.
  • Teachers usually have high expectations of pupils and plan and deliver lessons that lead to good progress. A good proportion of teaching is outstanding.
  • Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs, pupils eligible for the pupil premium and those who speak English as an additional language achieve well because they are supported well and work is carefully planned to meet their needs.
  • Pupils' behaviour is outstanding. They get on very well with their teachers and with each other. Excellent behaviour in lessons and around the school creates a very positive climate for learning.
  • Leaders and managers, including governors, have worked well together to raise pupils' achievement and improve the quality of teaching since the previous inspection. They have a clear understanding of how well the school is doing and where it needs to improve further.
  • Parents are very supportive and appreciative of the school.

​Improvement points:

  • Increase the proportion of outstanding teaching to further raise pupils' achievement in reading and writing by ensuring that: work is always matched closely to all pupils' needs and that the most-able pupils are consistently challenged to make the best possible progress; there are more opportunities for teachers to observe outstanding teaching practice in other schools to enable them to further improve their skills.
  • Improve the provision for outdoor learning in the Reception classes.

More information on the inspection and previous reports can be found here.

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