Ofsted Inspection 2013

We were one of the first schools to be inspected under the new Ofsted regime, which raised the levels needed to achieve a "Good" rating. We are delighted to report that even so we received a rating of "Good in all areas". These include: achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils, and leadership and management. Ofsted said...

- Children make good progress in all aspects, but particularly in their early reading because the teaching of letters and sounds (phonics) is good.

- Pupils leave Year 4 with standards in mathematics and reading that are often above expected levels...Progress for the more able in reading is higher than normally seen because teachers’ expectations are high.

- Pupils are polite and courteous. They enjoy coming to school. As a result of this attendance figures are above average and they come to school on time.

- The teaching of reading is a strength because teachers are developing a love of books in pupils. This is clear through very detailed home-school reading diaries showing most pupils reading a great deal at home and especially at school, where the curriculum gives them lots of important opportunities to practise their skills.

- Teaching very effectively promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, which is evident in lessons and around school. Pupils work well together, value the opinions of others and have a good awareness of other cultures.

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