Our last Ofsted was in May 2014 when we were judged to be outstanding in two out of the four aspects assessed.
The school received the highest grading in the behaviour of pupils and leadership and management categories. We were rated as good in the quality of teaching and achievement of pupils. This gave us an overall grading of good. We are delighted with this outcome particularly given the framework is so much more demanding than previous ones.
A press release on Friday 4th July stated:
The Ofsted report made much reference to the positive attitude of pupils, stating that, ‘Pupils are determined to do their very best work. Handwriting is highly impressive and pupils keep their books neat because they are proud of their work.’
It added. ‘ behaviour is outstanding. Around the school, pupils are polite and kind to one another, reflecting the respect adults show them. Pupils feel very safe at the school. Attendance has improved rapidly and is high because pupils like being at the school.’
We were particularly praised for getting pupils off to a flying start at school. The report stated that ‘The exceptional resources, outstanding teaching and well established routines in the Early Years Foundation Stage mean that children quickly develop a thirst for learning.’
The inspectors were impressed with the management of the school, describing them as inspirational and strong. It was felt they had established a compelling vision for the school.
Our priority as a school over the last three years has been on developing a love and passion for reading. This has had and continues to have a very high profile across the school. We are already seeing the impact of the changes and strategies that we have introduced. The children are making excellent progress across the school in reading. A large part of the success of our measures has been the partnership with parents. The whole school community has been developing a love of reading together.
Our ambition is to provide an outstanding education for all children in our school. We have had our best results ever in 2013-2014 and this is testament to the hard work of the whole school. The success of our school is a real team effort, everyone plays an important part. We have dedicated staff that go above and beyond, wonderful children and a supportive parent body.
Ofsted has introduced Parent view which gives parents a chance to tell them what they think about their child’s school. Please follow this link if you want to view our results or add your own views: