Ofsted carried out an inspection in March 2018.

Ofsted Report March 2018

Here are their key findings:

Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and safety of pupils Good
Outcomes pupils Good
Overall effectiveness Good
  • The headteacher is a strong leader. She has established an effective leadership team to continue to drive further improvement.
  • Leaders have created a culture of high expectation. As a result, pupils receive a consistently good standard of education.
  • Leaders are accurate in their evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. They identify the right priorities to continue to improve.
  • Governors know the school well and strike a happy balance between support and challenge. They are effective in holding leaders to account for how well pupils are doing.
  • Leaders have taken swift and effective action to improve the teaching of reading, which is now taught well. Consequently, pupils are now making stronger progress than in previous years.
  • Pupils show positive attitudes in lessons and around the school. Their behaviour is good and often exemplary.
  • Teachers use assessment information well to plan work at the right level. This means that most pupils receive a good level of challenge and make strong progress in a wide range of subjects.
  • Adults know pupils very well, which results in pupils’ social and emotional needs being met.
  • Leaders have created a nurturing and caring school, with a real ‘family feel’.
  • Children get off to a good start in the early years class. Provision is good and children thrive in the rich and stimulating environment.
  • Although attendance has improved because of the effective actions leaders have taken, there are still a number of pupils who are persistently absent and miss too much time at school.
  • Assessment in subjects other than English and mathematics is not yet well developed and embedded. Therefore, leaders are not as knowledgeable about how well pupils are doing in these subjects.