Our school was last inspected in February 2016.
We were assessed to be a GOOD school.
The headteacher’s visible presence and availability is highly valued by staff, parents and pupils. Home and school partnerships are positive and robust.
Leaders’ effective actions are securing improved outcomes and progress for pupils. In all key stages, achievement is at least in line with national standards and improving.
Teaching is good. Regular checks on the quality of teaching and its impact on pupils’ progress are successfully ensuring that leaders’ aspirational targets and high expectations are realised.
The teaching of phonics (letters and the sounds they make) is a strength. The proportion of pupils meeting the standards in the Year 1 screening test exceeds the national average.
Leaders are creating an early years environment that promotes good achievement and high levels of independence, particularly in writing.
Leaders use the extra money from the government to promote sports and healthy lifestyles wisely. Pupils benefit from wide-ranging, physical pursuits.
Subject leaders are taking increased responsibility for the progress of pupils within their area of the curriculum. Frequent work scrutiny and sharing good practice results in improving standards.
Pupils’ behaviour is good within and outside lessons. A strong culture of equality exists and pupils’ positive regard for each other is notable.
Parents value the support they are offered, the good communication and the extra-curricular opportunities that are provided. The vast majority of parents would recommend this welcoming school to others.