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Ofsted says we are GOOD... with marked improvements!!

On Tuesday 11th December we had our Ofsted Inspection – it was a short 1 day visit. We are very happy with the outcome, although we couldn’t be re-graded (you have to have a long inspection for that) it was noted that we continue to be a 'Good School' with marked improvements (in all areas). This means Ofsted will be visiting again as it is believed we could be re-graded as Outstanding.

The report says:
This school continues to be good and there are marked improvements. 

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas. This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall. Therefore, I am recommending that the school’s next inspection be a section 5 inspection. 

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You and your staff have put the needs of your pupils and their families at the forefront of your work. The school ethos of challenging yourselves every day is seen through your desire to improve the life chances of your pupils. The school is an integral part of the local community. Parents and carers praised the school. A number of them told me that they appreciate the many opportunities to come into school and see how their children are learning, and that they are encouraged to give their feedback because you value their views. The school challenges pupils to aspire to be the best they can. Pupils consistently leave the school with the academic skills that give them the best chance to flourish in the next stage of their education. 

Leaders and governors understand the diverse nature of the school community. Your International Days celebrate the cross-section of cultures found at your school. Staff appreciate that those pupils with special needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are an important part of every class. Wherever possible they are supported to learn alongside their peers. All pupils benefit from this inclusive nature and the mutual respect between them was clearly visible in their positive relationships. Links with local secondary schools, within your teaching school alliance, are used to help those who speak English as an additional language access the curriculum. These pupils quickly gain the necessary skills to work alongside their peers.