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Ofsted report

The school was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2014 and all aspects of its work were judged to be good. The report highlighted the following strengths:

  • Pupils make good progress. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics are above average.

  • Teachers are ambitious for pupils to do their best, and this is reflected in the consistently good teaching. Learning is well organised; teachers make clear to pupils what they are expected to learn and how they will know if they have been successful.

  • The behaviour of pupils is good. They are polite, friendly and keen to be helpful. They have positive attitudes to learning and they work hard.

  • The school’s pastoral support for pupils is excellent. Each pupil is known as an individual and the additional help they receive is tailored to their needs. The school can point to examples of pupils who have overcome considerable difficulties and whose behaviour has improved.

  • The range of subjects and activities is relevant and interesting. It promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils enjoy their end of year productions, such as ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which they performed last year. There is an emphasis on music and sport.

  • Parents are very positive about the school and their children’s education. All those who responded to Parent View said they would recommend the school to another parent. A link to the full Ofsted report is given below.

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