"Pupils enjoy coming to school, want to learn and enjoy demonstrating newly acquired skills." "Leaders ensure that all pupils have an equal opportunity to succeed." "Pupils reach exceptionally high levels in reading, writing, mathematics, punctuation, grammar and spelling." "Pupils from all backgrounds work well together resulting in a harmonious school community." "The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They are kind and helpful and like learning together." "The quality of relationships between teachers and pupils is excellent." "An ethos where taking risks and making mistakes are seen as a part of learning." "The teaching of mathematics has improved significantly as a result of the adoption of successful new approaches." "An ethos where pupils know that their views are valued and acted upon." "The curriculum is motivating, inspiring and engaging, and develops in pupils a love for learning." "Teaching is outstanding." "Additional adults provide high-quality support." "The teaching of specialist staff is inspirational."

Ofsted Outstanding School

On December 10th 2014, the school was visited by a team from Ofsted for a two day school inspection. The inspection team judged the school to be Outstanding.

 

Summary of Key Findings

 

  • The headteacher and senior leaders provide the school with strong leadership and management. They have very high expectations of both staff
    and pupils.

 

  • Pupils reach exceptionally high levels in reading, writing, mathematics, punctuation, grammar and spelling by the time they leave Year 6.

 

  • Pupils from all backgrounds work well together, resulting in a harmonious school community. Pupils say that they feel safe in school and are not worried about bullying. They have an excellent understanding of how to keep safe.

 

  • The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They are kind and helpful and like learning together. They enjoy being at school, attend regularly and are
    punctual to lessons.

 

  • Teaching is outstanding. Staff share leaders’ very high expectations of pupils. Lessons are skilfully planned to enthuse, motivate and engage pupils and to develop in them a love of learning.

 

  • Teachers’ marking of pupils’ work is thorough, with clear guidance on what pupils need to do to improve their work. This makes a significant contribution to pupils’ exceptional rates of progress.

 

  • The school has developed an excellent curriculum which is rich and varied. Pupils successfully learn to be responsible members of the school and the wider community.

 

  • Pupils benefit from many stimulating and inspiring activities which promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

 

  • The governing body strongly supports the school and challenges the school’s leaders when necessary. This has contributed to sustained improvements.
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