Our last Ofsted inspection in September 2014 found that we are a good school.
Pupils’ achievement is good. Throughout the school, pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. By Year 6, their attainment is in line with that expected for their age. This is often from a well below typical start.
The very experienced leadership of the headteacher, with very effective support from the governors, enables consistent improvement. They share a commitment that each pupil will achieve well. This is central to all aspects of their work.
Systems for monitoring and checking the school’s work and pupils’ progress are thorough and rigorous. Development planning is very effective.
Activities both in and out of lessons make learning exciting and motivate pupils to do well. As a result, pupils want to learn.
Nursery and Reception children get off to a good start, especially in reading.
Teaching is uniformly at least good, supported by very positive relationships between adults and pupils.
The school makes excellent use of additional government funding. As a result, the achievement of pupils who receive it is outstanding. They rapidly catch up with their peers.
The whole staff create a family environment in which all pupils share a sense of responsibility for each other. The attendance of pupils is good.
Pupils’ behaviour in classrooms and around school is good. They enjoy lessons. By the time they leave pupils are confident and engage well in learning.
Safeguarding arrangements are very thorough. Pupils feel safe and secure in school. Parents are confident their children are well looked after.
Senior leaders and governors employ a comprehensive and thorough programme to monitor the quality of teaching. Staff are rigorously held to account regarding their impact on pupils’ achievement. This has resulted in an improvement in teaching and achievement across the school.
The school receives very effective support from the local authority.