Ofsted carried out an inspection in January 2014.
Here are their key findings:
|Achievement of pupils||Good|
|Quality of teaching||Good|
|Behaviour and safety of pupils||Good|
|Leadership and management||Good|
- Children in the Reception class make good progress from levels below those typical for their age, and they achieve well. In Years 3 to 6, pupils’ progress is also good. Standards are rising and are average by the end of Year 6.
- Literacy skills are generally good, and teachers and support staff help those whose understanding of English is limited to succeed.
- Those pupils who are eligible for additional government funding through the pupil premium catch up with their classmates.
- Most teaching is good, and some is excellent because teachers help pupils to think for themselves, and communicate clearly.
- Behaviour is good. The school supports pupils’ personal development very well. Pupils are polite and courteous to other people.
- The headteacher and senior staff work well with their colleagues to make sure that pupils are well looked after, and parents and pupils agree that they are safe in school.
- Teachers who design the curriculum make sure that pupils enjoy their work in a range of subjects and extracurricular activities.
- Parents agree strongly that the school is well led and managed. They are accurate in saying that the governors work well with the headteacher and her senior colleagues to make sure that teaching and learning continue to improve.