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Summary of OFSTED report September 2018

  • This is a school where pupils feel happy and safe and where nearly all parents and carers are confident that their children will be cared for.
  • Pupils who need additional support usually thrive because of the effective nurture provision and the knowledge of the adults who support them.
  • Pupils speak with confidence about the different ways they are taught to stay safe, citing road safety and use of the internet as examples.
  • Pupils say that they do sometimes fall out with friends or over the rules of a game, but that a teacher will always ‘take you inside to sort it out’.
  • The inspector was impressed by their confidence when they spoke and explained about their learning.
  • The leadership team have identified the strengths and weaknesses of the school correctly. Plans to improve the school are well formed and actions are clear.
  • Roles have been changed and clarified so that all staff understand their part in the school’s journey of improvement.
  • Senior leaders monitor and evaluate the ongoing learning and progress of the pupils effectively and accurately, alongside other aspects of the school.
  • Outcomes in 2018 show improvement already in many areas. In particular, an increase in the number of pupils reaching expected and higher standards at the end of the Reception Year and at the end of Year 2.
  • Pupils’ writing by the end of Year 6 has now improved, while reading remains in line with national standards.

Full OFSTED Report - 13th September 2018

Full Report Ofsted November 2014