Our most recent Ofsted inspection was carried out in 2010. You can download and read this report here.
What has changed since the last OFSTED inspection ?
School Growth has helped Teaching and Learning
Since the last inspection the school has become a single form entry school
- The schools popularity has increased and we grew to from five to six classes in 2013 and from six to seven in 2014. We have one remaining space in the school.
- In September 2014 we achieved our long term goal of having seven single age classes with significant benefits to teaching and learning.
The School Facilities are better
Since our last inspection the school facilities have greatly improved;
- We now have an award winning Reception classroom designed to encourage free flow learning both indoors and outdoors combined with an additional room for Reception group activities
- All classes have new laptops, combined with a superb Wi-Fi system, enabling them to use IT in all appropriate lessons
- We now have a visualiser in each classroom to support teaching and learning
- We now have a KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 additional teaching space for small group activities
- We have two large Elliott classrooms in the school field as an LA appointed school for growth and the LA are conducting a feasibility study concerning a re-build
- We have two new well equipped adventure playgrounds with artificial grass playing surfaces and an outdoor stage
- We now have an additional large field which we are licensed to use which has been bought by the Local Authority for future educational needs
- We now have a Breakfast Club (from 7.30 to 8.40) and two After School Care Clubs (one from 3.15 to 4.15 and one from 3.15 to 6.00)
Since our last inspection the school has developed its PSHE ethos
- We are currently working on gaining recognition as an ‘Attachment Aware’ school
- We gained the Bronze Modestar Award in 2016
- We gained a Silver Mark Games award in 2016
- Our Forest School teacher was a finalist in the category ‘Outstanding Advocate for Learning Outside the Classroom’ in the national LOtC Awards 2015
- We gained the Inclusion Quality Mark awarded in 2011 and again in 2014
- We gained the Food4Life Bronze awarded in 2014
- We gained the Healthy Schools Plus award in 2011
Pupils’ Achievement at end of Key Stage Two over time
Since our last inspection pupil’s achievement has been consistently high
- The school is consistently in the top five B&NES schools for achievement although current Maths below average due to cohort specific factors
- In 2016 we were one of only two B&NES schools in in the Sunday Times Parent Power rankings (ranked 286 out of the 600 schools listed). The lists judged schools on the basis of Y6 SAT results from 2013-2015
- In 2014 we were fifth in B&NES for children achieving the expected level in Maths, Reading and Writing, joint first in B&NES for average point score (31.9 which was 1.5 higher than the average for outstanding schools) and one of only two B&NES schools in the Daily Telegraph’s top 1000 schools in the country
- In 2013 we were first in B&NES for children achieving Level 4 in Maths and English and appeared in the top 100 schools in the country
- In 2012 we were joint first in B&NES for children achieving the expected level in Maths and English, fourth in B&NES for high achieving pupils and second in B&NES for average point score (DfE) and received an official letter of congratulations from Minister of State David Laws M.P. congratulating us on ‘the ‘excellent performance of our pupils in the 2012 national KS2 tests which combined with excellent progress in both English and mathematics placed us amongst the top performing primary schools in the country’
- In 2011 we were fourth in B&NES for children achieving the expected level in Maths and English, fourth in B&NES for high achieving pupils and second in B&NES for average point score (DfE)
- In 2010 we were fourth in B&NES for children achieving the expected level in Maths and English, ninth in B&NES for high achieving pupils in English and second in Maths and fourth in B&NES for average point score (DfE)