Our most recent Ofsted Report was made in February 2012. In that report, we are pleased to tell you that the Inspectors found our school to be "Good with Outstanding Bahaviour and Safety". The key findings, as presented in the report were:
- This is a good school where a number of strengths have been maintained since the previous inspection.
- Pupils achieve well. Children in the Reception Year are provided with an excellent start to their time in school. Attainment in mathematics is high throughout the school. Attainment in reading by Year 2 is above average, but it is not as high as it is in other subject areas. Writing is a weaker aspect for many pupils throughout Key Stage 2 and, as a result, attainment in English is above average overall, rather than well-above average as it is in mathematics.
- Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities make outstanding progress.
- Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Behaviour in lessons and around the school continues to be exceptionally good.
- Pupils’ personal development is excellent and the promotion of their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.
- Teaching is good. Teachers engage pupils consistently and ensure that they enjoy school. However, the teaching of letters and their sounds is not as effective as it could be in the Reception Year and Key Stage 1 because of the large size of teaching groups. As a result, work on letters and their sounds are not always matched closely to the different abilities of pupils. In Key Stage 2, pupils are not provided with enough opportunities to write at length or use computers.
- Leadership and management are good. The new headteacher and deputy headteacher inspire confidence and all staff are working as an effective team to improve the school. There is a constant drive towards improvement.
- Partnerships with parents and carers are a strength, reflected in the very positive response to the inspection parental questionnaire.
Areas of Improvement were:
- Raise the attainment of boys in reading by the end of Key Stage 1 by implementing a more systematic approach to the teaching of letters and theirsounds.
- Raise attainment in writing by the end of Key Stage 2 by: ensuring pupils have more opportunities to write at length in English and other subjects making greater use of computers in lessons so that pupils can practise and develop their literacy skills.