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Ofsted Report

May 2014 Latest OFSTED Report

The inspection was carried out from 30th April 2014 to 1st May 2014 by a team of Her Majesty's Inspectors who evaluated the overall effectiveness of the school and investigated the following issues:

  • progress made by pupils taking into account their age, starting points and time at the school
  • the quality of teaching, especially in relation to behaviour management
  • how well the school has responded to curriculum reforms and how well the curriculum meets the needs of the pupils.

Summary of Report

Key to judgements: Grade 1 is Outstanding, Grade 2 Good, Grade 3 Requires improvement, and Grade 4 Inadequate

Overall effectiveness Good
Achievement of pupils Good
Quality of teaching Good
Behaviour and safety of pupils Good
Leadership and management Good

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

  • Pupils make good progress across year groups and in most subjects, including reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils are well prepared for upper school.
  • Almost all groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and the most-able pupils, make good progress.
  • Teaching is good. Most teachers plan work which is interesting and challenging, and which captures pupils’ interests and enthusiasm very well.
  • Teachers use the information that they have about pupils’ levels of attainment well. This ensures that work is usually hard enough for pupils but not too hard.
  • Adults and pupils get on well together. Pupils enjoy their lessons and the vast majority have good attitudes to learning.
  • Behaviour is good. Pupils feel safe and have a good understanding of safety issues.
  • Leaders and managers have successfully ensured that teaching and achievement are good and continue to improve. They have an accurate understanding of the academy’s strengths and weaknesses. They have ensured that all staff have high quality training.
  • Governors effectively challenge and support the academy. Consequently they are effective in ensuring that teaching, achievement and behaviour are good.