Traditional values and small classes
About our School
We had an Ofsted Inspection on 24th January 2017. This report confirms that the school meets all of the Independent School Standards.
“There is a culture of vigilance. In this small school, strong relationships between staff, pupils and parents ensure that pupils’ welfare and safety is paramount”. (Ofsted, January 2017)
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Our key strengths, as verified by Ofsted at our Inspection on 4-6 May 2016 included:
1. The achievements of the children and outcomes. We have repeatedly very high pass rates in the 11 + selection tests and at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. As Ofsted verified, we had ‘well above the national average’ in our Key Stage 1 and ‘much higher than the national average’ in Key Stage 2 tests, which means that ‘pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education’. The inspectors felt that ‘pupil’s achieve well and make good progress from their starting points’. The varied curriculum was praised as having ‘a positive impact on pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’.
The expertise of the teaching staff.
Ofsted found that ‘teachers are committed and highly experienced’.
They are ‘skilled at providing carefully tailored work so that each
pupil can make good progress’. ‘Teachers provide tasks that match
pupils’ needs and interests. Because of this, pupils are
enthusiastic about their writing’.
4. There was recognition of the ‘rich programme of extra curricular activities’, which we have worked hard to develop.
5. Early Years feedback was positive. For example: children ‘make strong progress in developing early literacy and mathematical skills’ and ‘teachers plan activities that capture children’s interests’.
We are incredibly proud of our school, which has wonderful teaching staff, kind and hardworking children, small classes and caring and supportive parents. Providing a first class start to the lives of our pupils is what motivates and inspires us.
We are grateful for the continued support from our parents and staff.
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