Ofsted Report July 2018
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:
This is a good school.
  • Staff are passionate about the quality of care and education that pupils receive.

  • Every parent who responded to the online questionnaire, Parent View, agreed that their child is safe in school.

  • The school is a happy place to be. Staff and pupils are very welcoming and clearly proud of their school.

  • Pupils of all ages, especially those who are disadvantaged, show extremely high levels of enthusiasm and engagement…They share their learning confidently, particularly when asked to explain their knowledge and understanding of grammar or to talk about their love of reading

  • Pupils are not afraid to make mistakes and show high levels of resilience. This has a positive impact on the progress that they are able to make.

  • Pupils are confident that their concerns are followed up quickly by staff. A particular strength of the school is the way in which it encourages pupils of all ages to share their concerns. Pupils say that they feel safe in school.

  • Teachers make good use of their subject knowledge to probe and deepen pupils’ understanding in both reading and writing. This has a direct impact on the good.

Next Steps:

Further work is needed to ensure that:

  • teachers make certain that pupils understand how to improve their writing
  • leaders and governors monitor outcomes for pupils in the early years to check that any gaps that exist between boys and girls are closing, particularly in reading and writing.