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Ofsted

Our most recent inspection took place on the 15th and 16th of June 2016 and we were rated as Good. Below is a summary of the key findings of the inspection.

The school is good because:

  • The school’s strong values are woven into all aspects of its work. This has created a very positive culture that promotes pupils’ personal and academic development effectively.
  • The headteacher’s tenacious leadership drives improvement very effectively. There have been solid improvements in teaching and pupils’ progress since the last inspection.
  • Senior leaders are resolute in their support of the headteacher’s vision. They use their different skills and expertise to work together effectively to improve standards.
  • Governors have a good understanding of the school’s priorities. They support the school well and ask probing questions where necessary.
  • Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are especially good at working together to help each other and are polite, courteous and respectful.
  • Teaching is good. Teachers expect pupils to work hard and behave well. Consequently, pupils make better than expected progress in their subjects.
  • Pupils’ reading and writing skills are taught well across the different subjects and in most year groups. They are encouraged to read widely and to write at length, for example in science and topic work.
  • The teaching of mathematics has improved and is good. Pupils know how to use their mathematical skills to solve problems. As a result, they strengthen their understanding with a real sense of achievement.
  • The curriculum provides pupils with broad and relevant experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom. Pupils are interested and excited about their learning. They enjoy the opportunities to take part in a wide range of after-school activities.

The school is not yet outstanding because:

  • Progress is not consistently strong across all classes. Where this is the case, work does not stretch pupils enough, and as a result they do not make the same sustained progress as others.
  • Despite first-rate work to improve the quality of teaching, there remain instances where teaching does not extend pupils’ understanding sufficiently. Sometimes pupils are not given specific enough advice about how to move their learning forward.

You can download the full report below.

Parent View

Please share your views through Parent View.  Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

 

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire.  Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

 

To use Parent View, please register with Ofsted using an email address and a password.  Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching, level of homework, etc.

 

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.