key strengths in our 2024 ofsted report

We are rated ‘good’ with 4 areas rated ‘outstanding’!

  • Children are flourishing in an environment where independence is promoted.
  • Staff have high expectations for all pupils to achieve, particularly those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils are keen to live up to these expectations.
  • Behaviour across the school is exemplary. Pupils with responsibilities such as the head boy and the head girl lead by example.
  • There is an emphasis on every pupil becoming a digital citizen ’’. Pupils have access to individual technology to support their learning. As a result, the school has prioritised pupils learning about how to stay safe online.
  • The school has designed an ambitious curriculum that incorporates the full range of traditional curriculum subjects. This is well sequenced from the early years through to Year 6.
  • There is a sharp focus on early reading. A love of reading is promoted from the very start of Nursery, where books and stories are cherished by staff and children. The book vending machine has inspired pupils across the school to read a wider variety of texts.
  • The school provides tailored support to enable pupils to catch up and then keep up with their peers. Teachers have excellent subject knowledge overall and have benefited from high quality, focused training.
  • Pupils behave with high levels of respect for each other , starting in the early years.
  • Tolerance is taught explicitly and pupils talk knowledgeably about their school being welcoming and supportive to everyone in the local community. Attendance is a high priority.
  • The extensive range of planned, wider curriculum opportunities is a very strong aspect of the school’s work. Pupils make key decisions around the clubs that are on offer. They talk positively about the importance of having a voice in the school’s decisions.
  • Leaders ensure that staff workload is managed very effectively so that staff can focus on doing their very best for pupils. Staff are overwhelmingly positive about the support they receive.

how ofsted inspections work

Ofsted inspects providers across education, children’s services and further education, to report on their effectiveness.

The type of inspection determines factors such as:

  • the number of inspectors
  • the length of the inspection
  • the amount of notice a provider receives
  • what happens during an inspection
  • the content of the inspection report

A typical inspection has at least one inspector visiting the provider and following a framework to report on particular aspects of the provision.

After the inspection, Ofsted releases their findings in a report. These reports are published on the Ofsted website and, in some cases, the provider is obligated to share this report.

The content of the report depends on the type of inspection, but will generally describe the provider, then explain their inspection findings and judgements. This is followed by an overall grade given by the inspector.

How the inspection is carried out depends on the type of provider. Please click on the links below for more information about how Ofsted inspects schools and academies.

guide for parents

  • How and when inspections happen
  • What happens during an inspection
  • What happens after an inspection
  • The effects of Ofsted inspections
  • How to express concerns
click here to view the guide

talking to pupils

  • Why inspectors talk to pupils
  • What inspectors may ask pupils
  • How these discussions take place
  • Making reasonable adjustments
  • Discussing sensitive topics
click here to view the guide

guide for schools

  • How and when inspections happen
  • Conduct during an inspection
  • Information to share with inspectors
  • What happens after an inspection
  • Safeguarding information
click here to view the guide