Ofsted Inspection Report (2018)
The school's latest inspection by Ofsted was in June 2018. We are delighted with the improvements we have made to our already 'good' school. The following are some of the key findings of the inspection:
- A unique aspect of the school's ethos is its warm, family atmosphere. Each pupil is known and valued as an indiviudual.
- I am of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas.
- Your school's motto 'Happy hearts enquiring minds' perfectly captures the school's spirit and purpose.
- Many parents and carers say how much their children enjoy school.
- The school's safe and inclusive nature also receives high praise from parents.
- You lead an enthusiastic and committed staff team who rise well to the high expectations you set for thier teaching.
- Together, you ensure that pupils have imaginative and memorable experiences that strengthen and build on their prior learning.
- Outdoor learning is a feature of all subjects. Pupils say that it inspires them.
- By the end of year 6, progress and standards in reading are some of the highest in the country.
- Pupils behave very well and are excellent ambassadors for the school.
- Ypu place a strong emphasis on educating pupils about keeping safe online.
- Your school's inclusive culture allows pupils to develop positive attitudes to diversity and appreciate the idea of equality.
- The stunning quality of pupil's artwork is a clear example of thier high standards in this subject.
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Ofsted Inspection Report (2014)
The school was inspected by Ofsted in May 2014. The following are some of the key findings of the inspection:
- Achievement across school is good as a result of teaching over time which is good and sometimes outstanding.
- Pupils show positive attitudes to learning and are eager to do well in lessons. Pupils reach standards which are consistently above national average by the end of Key Stage 2.
- Attainment by the end of Year 6 has been well above average for more than three years in reading, writing and mathematics. Inspection evidence and school data indicate that current attainment is as strong with many Year 6 pupils achieving the higher levels.
- Pupils behave well and are kind and considerate to one another. They all feel safe and enjoy coming to school as reflected in their above average and improved attendance.
- ‘Friendship’ is the word pupils most frequently used to describe their school and reflects the happy and positive ethos which permeates throughout. This is supported by parents’ very positive views of the school.
- The headteacher has a clear vision and a concerted and determined plan to improve the school further. She is very well supported by all staff and governors who work closely as a team in this small school.
Church Inspection Report (2014)
The school was also inspected by the church in 2014. Key findings included:
- The school focuses on Christian values. The distinctive Christian ethos permeates all aspects of school life and has an important impact on pupils’ personal development
- The headteacher leads by example and her personal Christian values permeate the life of the school which is reflected in its calm, happy, purposeful ethos. She has a strong and clear Christian vision for the school and she is well supported in this by the rest of the staff and the governing body.
- Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and are happy, encouraged and supported in school. They feel valued and special, are proud of their school and speak confidently about why it is special to them.
- Relationships are good and based on Christian love and care for each individual. Pupils’ behaviour is good and the quality of relationships with parents and the parish provides a positive Christian impact in the wider community.
- Feedback from pupils and parents is overwhelmingly positive. Pupils show great respect for others and this is supported by the school in worship, religious education and the good relationships between pupils and teachers.
- Religious education (RE) is an integral part of school life. It lies at the heart of the curriculum and it makes a significant contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.