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OFSTED Inspection 2nd-3rd April 2019

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils: 

  • Since the previous inspection, leaders have taken swift and decisive action to bring about rapid improvement. Their actions have ensured that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. 

  • Governors are effective in their roles. They use their precise knowledge of the school to challenge and support leaders appropriately. This contributes to securing positive outcomes for pupils.

  • Middle leaders are highly effective in their roles. They are relentless in their pursuit of excellence in their areas of responsibility.

  • The school’s nurture unit provides valuable support for pupils’ social and emotional health and well-being.

  • The curriculum supports pupils’ academic development well. Pupils are well equipped with knowledge, skills and understanding that prepares them for the next stage of their education and for life in modern Britain. 

  • Pupils develop a love of reading during their time at the school.

  • Pupils learn effectively to write for a range of different purposes.

  • They use grammar, punctuation and spelling accurately. 

  • Pupils conduct themselves well in lessons and at social times. They are polite, considerate and respectful to one another and adults.

  • Leaders are tenacious with their use of additional funding. Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make positive progress from their starting points.


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