OFSTED & Performance

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Our second Ofsted report was published in June 2019 and we are pleased to say we have been judged a ‘good’ school again.

 

“The school’s ethos, centred on engaging children and developing their curiosity of the world through outdoor learning, has supported their social and physical development effectively”

HMI Inspector Chris Smith, Ofsted, June 2019

“The use of outdoor provision, weekly trips to various locations including beaches and woodlands and a belief in utilising first-hand experiences to underpin learning, characterise the school. Literacy and numeracy skills are woven into these experiences and also taught systematically as distinct lessons.”

HMI Inspector Jonathan Brown, Ofsted, May 2015

Following the two-day inspection in June 2019, HMI Inspector Chris Smith’s report found that:

  • “The school has a range of programmes in place to support those pupils with social and emotional barriers to learning. There are trained teaching assistants who skilfully support more vulnerable pupils to manage their feelings.”
  • “Several parents said one reason for choosing the school was the amount of outdoor learning that takes place and how well this supports their children’s development.”
  • “The personal, social, health and economic curriculum helps pupils to develop a good understanding of how to stay safe. Topics such as online safety are covered.”
  • “The school’s ethos and approach to teaching have developed curious pupils who are confident to contribute in lessons and often ask questions.”
  • “There are frequent opportunities to learn outdoors. There is a good range of play equipment on the school site and a variety of sports activities available after school.”
  • “Several parents indicated they value the school because it offers a more informal approach that suits their children.”
  • “There are well-designed activities available for children to support their reading, writing and number when they choose what to do for themselves.”

 

You can access our Ofsted Report here: Ofsted WNA

You can access Parent View here: Parent View

Our first Ofsted report was published in June 2015, Inspector HMI Jonathan Brown’s report found that:

  • “Pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and develop sustained concentration and resilience.”
  • “Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.”
  • “The curriculum is exciting and fully engages pupils in a range of first-hand experiences in a variety of settings.”
  • “Children play well together, cooperate and are happy. There is a focus on developing personal, social and emotional skills so children become confident learners.”
  • “Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. One stated that ‘The school is a magical place and he comes home buzzing every day’; another said, ‘He gets up in the morning and runs to school, he can’t wait to get there.’ “
  • “The headteacher and governors are determined to provide for the needs of every pupil.”

 

You can access our Ofsted Report here: Ofsted WNA

Performance tables

The Performance Tables give information on the achievements of pupils in primary, secondary and 16-18 provision in schools and colleges, and how they compare with other schools in the local area and in England as a whole.

You can access information on school performance tables here: Performance Tables

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