OFSTED inspected our school during May 2017 and found that in all areas we were good.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school
The highly respected headteacher provides effective leadership and works with governors and staff to drive school improvement forward. Leaders have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development.
Governors know the school well, are very committed and provide support and challenge to school leaders. They ensure that safeguarding requirements are met.
Leaders have raised expectations, teaching has improved and is now good. Consequently, pupils’ outcomes are typically good across the school. Leaders acknowledge that there is more to be done to promote pupils’ mathematical reasoning skills and to develop the acquisition of pupils’ language skills to enable them to reason mathematically and deepen their thinking.
Progress and attainment in writing have increased because of the effective and carefully planned approach to teaching. Pupils are well prepared for their next stage of education.
Pupils are courteous, polite and friendly. They have strong attitudes to learning, are keen to challenge themselves and show resilience when attempting tasks.
Staff share excellent relationships with the pupils and are diligent in caring for them. As a result, pupils feel safe, enjoy school and their attendance is above average.
Strong teaching of phonics in early years and key stage 1 underpins the good development of pupils’ reading skills.
Children get off to a strong start in the early years, where they are well taught and supported by all the adults who work with them.
Leaders make good use of additional pupil premium, special educational needs and physical education funding to raise pupils’ achievements.
Pupils enjoy an interesting and broad range of curriculum activities. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well. Pupils enjoy opportunities to undertake positions of responsibility in the school.
Middle leaders are developing their roles but have not yet undertaken the monitoring of teaching.
The parents and staff who expressed their views were overwhelmingly positive about the school’s leadership and provision.
The School is very eager to receive feedback about the way we perform and you can do this by talking to the Headteacher or any member of staff and or by filling in the Ofsted survey, Parent View