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 6 years, have been well above national figures with very impressive progress scores in 2016 and 2017
- 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
- Attendance figures over the past 5 years (96+%) have been above national
- Behaviour, safety and pastoral care continue to be outstanding with no exclusions in the past 11 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 2014, 2015 , 2016 and 2017
- 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 was launched in September 2016
Our Whole School Improvement Priorities for 2017/18
(The focus for middle leaders and co-ordinators' action plans)
- Promoting Talk for Learning: giving children a range of opportunities to articulate their ideas and to use an increasing range of vocabulary correctly to improve progress, understanding and outcomes with increasing numbers achieving greater depth.
- Pride in our work: writing, handwriting, presentation and spelling improvements.
- Ensuring all pupils make good to outstanding progress from their starting points (differentiation) which will be clearly evidenced in books (next steps) and assessment records.
- Leaders and staff at all levels rigorously reviewing outcomes across the curriculum to ensure improvement and the highest standards.