Ofsted are the statutory organisation that inspect schools. The latest inspection, in Feb 2014, judged our school to be good. You can view the report on the Ofsted website.
The key points are as follows:
- Children get off to a good start in Reception because the excellent ratio of staff to children gives them good individual attention.
- Pupils make good progress through the school from their starting points.
- Teaching is now consistently good and pupils have a thirst for learning. They come each day keen and eager to learn.
- Reading is a particular strength because phonics (how letters link to the sounds they make) are taught well and every pupil practises their reading regularly.
- In class, pupils are attentive and curious to learn; they persevere and try their best.
- Pupils have a very good understanding of how to stay safe and say that the school cares for them well.
- The school meets its aim to provide a broad and rich range of enjoyable activities.
- Parents are very supportive of the school. A typical comment is, ‘A good foundation is laid in this idyllic spot.’ Parents work in close partnership with the school to see their children do well.
- The headteacher and governors have brought about good improvements in teaching and learning since the previous inspection.