Ofsted carried out an inspection in 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|
- 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.