Our latest Ofsted inspection took place on Tuesday 27th March 2018. Our extremely positive report is now available for you to read.
Thank you to staff, pupils, parents, governors and advisers for your support and contribution to this very positive outcome. This is the best possible result that we could achieve within the guidance of the new Ofsted framework during phase one of the first inspection (section 8).
“This school continues to be good. 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 certain areas. This may indicate that the school is improving towards being outstanding.”
The next phase of the inspection (section 5) will be to judge if the school meets the outstanding requirements.
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- Our reading, writing and mathematics SATs progress and attainment results, at the end of KS2 over the past 7 years, have been well above national figures with very impressive progress scores in 2016, 2017 and 2018
- The achievement of the PPG pupils at the end of KS2 over time and particularly in reading and mathematics
- Progress from baseline data of the pupils in our nursery and reception classes and their impressive achievement over time to meet and exceed national expectations
- Behaviour, safety and pastoral care continue to be outstanding with no exclusions in the past 12 years
- Sporting achievement over the past 8 years, particularly in netball (5x Westminster Champions)
- Our successful community cohesion events
- Strong links with St. Paul's Church
- Partnerships and links with other schools, parents and external agencies
- Progression in key art themes across the school
- The extent to which pupils adopt healthy lifestyles; Healthy Schools Silver Award and the Sustainable Travel Gold Award.
- The school's internal financial management (FMSIS) graded with substantial assurance in 2013 and 2016
- Development of the whole child - personal, social, emotional, spiritual, moral and cultural including British values
- LA re-categorisation of the school OUTSTANDING IN 2017/18 and 2018/19
- The range of extended school opportunities on offer: daily breakfast club, daily after school activity club, arts and crafts, sports, music tuition, booster classes and homework club
- The new school website which is regularly updated.
Our Whole School Improvement Priorities for 2018/19
(The focus for middle leaders and co-ordinators' action plans)
- Talk for Learning - giving children a range of opportunities to articulate their ideas for writing; and to develop comprehension in reading, to speak confidently in a variety of settings and to improve reasoning in maths.
- Pride in our Learning - giving children a range of opportunities to improve the content of their writing, handwriting, presentation and spelling.
- Progress in Learning - giving children a range of opportunities to make outstanding progress from their starting points (evidenced in books, next step targets and assessment records). Striving to increase numbers achieving greater depth.
- Inclusion for Learning - Continue to monitor all vulnerable pupils (SEND, PPG, Kurdish, Early stage EAL, More Able) for learning, attendance, Behaviour and social/emotional needs.
- Leaders' impact on Learning - Leaders and staff at all levels rigorously reviewing outcomes across the curriculum to impact on pupil learning.
- Succession planning - increase pupil numbers and ensure the school continues to have strong leaders at all levels.