In May 2016 the school underwent an Ofsted inspection.
The outcome of the inspection was that the school was good with outstanding aspects.
We are delighted that the first of our outstanding judgements is the personal development and welfare of pupils. We have always put the care of our children first. Here are some the highlights from our most recent report:
“Pupils enjoy school”
“Pupils come to school on time, smartly dressed, and wear their uniform with pride. Pupils of all ages… settle quickly into their lessons without fuss and eager to learn. They maintain their composure and very positive attitudes to learning throughout the day. This means that no time is wasted in lessons so learning time is always used productively.”
“A culture of trust, care and respect pervades the school. This contributes to the development of pupils’ outstanding behaviour and personal qualities and to their excellent social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. The broad curriculum, exciting visits out of school, the interesting topics pupils study and the range of community work that they undertake promote these outstanding aspects further.”
“The children behave impeccably in and out of the classroom…and their attitude to learning is exemplary across the school.”
“Teaching is well-planned with activities that capture pupils’ interest, enthusiasm and participation.”
“Pupils achieve well in subjects like geography, history, the arts and design technology because of the wide range of visits and the accompanying practical work that brings each topic to life and whets their appetite for learning.”
“Partnerships with parents are strong; a warm welcome awaits them when they bring their children to school.”
Leaders and governors see this inspection outcome as an important milestone on the school’s journey to becoming outstanding in all areas and providing the best education for all of our children. The drive for improvement is also reflected in the report.
“The headteacher’s and governors’ resolute commitment to raise expectations of all and to drive the school forward following the last inspection has been successful. All aspects of the school’s work have improved.”
We are all true to our mission statement – pursuing excellence surrounded by faith and love
The successful work of the leadership team was also recognised in July 2015 when the school underwent a Section 48 'church school' inspection. The school was graded as a good church school with outstanding features.
'Under the dedicated leadership of the headteacher, leaders and governors ensure that the expression of Christian love, supported by other Christian values such as hope, forgiveness and courage, makes a positive contribution to the improving progress and attainment of pupils.'
'The school has been through a challenging period but has made significant progress in addressing children’s achievement and attainment and children are now making good progress and attainment is in line with national expectations.'
Please click here to view this inspection report from July 2015.