Ofsted Report

What the inspectors said in January 2016 . . .

Summary of key findings:

  • Pupils make good progress and are now reaching standards that are above national averages in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Writing is a notable strength and pupils are working at high standards in this subject.
  • Teaching is consistently good and with some that is outstanding. Teachers plan interesting lessons and appropriate activities which engage pupils and help them to learn.
  • Pupils enjoy school, feel safe and behave well. They are polite and well mannered, and they get on well with each other and with adults.
  • The curriculum is well designed and interesting. It promotes positive attitudes to learning, and supports pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well.
  • Pupils particularly enjoy sport and games and take full advantage of the range of additional sporting activities that are available to them.
  • Governors know the school well and have been a driving force for the improvements that are taking place in school.

It is not yet an outstanding school because:

  • In mathematics, pupils are not always given opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the skills they have learned.
  • Teaching of mathematics is not as well developed as in reading and writing.
  • Pupils' understanding of different faiths and cultures in the wider community are not as developed as their global perspective.

Further information ...

The full Ofsted Inspection Report - January 2016 is available to download.

Current and previous reports can also be viewed on the Ofsted website.