"This is an outstanding school"
Below are some comments from our latest Ofsted Report
Since the last inspection, staff and governors have worked hard to maintain the tremendously high levels of care, guidance and support provided for pupils.
There is a very strong focus on every aspect of the school’s pastoral care that ensures that pupils and their families are extremely well supported.
All staff work effectively to ensure that pupils achieve very well in their learning and develop exceptionally as mature and caring individuals.
Pupils benefit from very supportive relationships with all staff and display a great deal of enthusiasm for learning.
Pupils contribute extremely effectively to he school and wider community. This is demonstrated well through their readiness, even from the very youngest age, to be involved in how the school is run.
Pupils’ achievement is excellent because the school adapts its exceptional curriculum particularly well to ensure that every individual’s needs are met and all pupils fulfil their potential. This along with outstanding teaching, enables pupils to make excellent progress.
Across the school pupils achieve extremely well in their personal and social development. Their behaviour is exemplary, both in lessons and at play, where they show considerable support for one another regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.
Pupils’ considerable enjoyment in learning, ability to work really well together as a team as well as initiatives such as the highly successful Young Enterprise weeks are key factors in their extremely strong development of workplace skills.
Their understanding of how to stay safe and lead a healthy lifestyle is excellent. This is demonstrated particularly well by the enthusiasm and knowledge pupils show as they garden and prepare food daily.
Pupils talk confidently about the healthy choices they make in what they eat and the benefits. They even suggest ways to cook the wide range of vegetables and fruit they produce themselves.
Pupils also achieve extremely well academically. They are clear about their learning and frequently talk with confidence about this, sharing ideas willingly.
Pupils of all ages talk eagerly about what they have been learning and know they have targets that help them improve.
Pupils’ tremendous keenness to learn is due in a large part to the exceptionally innovative curriculum and consistently high quality teaching.
The use of gardening and cooking particular, as well as other activities including role play and peer massage (Massage in Schools Programme), help to bring the curriculum alive. The extremely creative links these bring between subjects help to stimulate and foster pupils’ considerable interest and provide further opportunities to challenge an stretch their learning.
Pupils’ welfare and personal, social and health needs are catered for extremely well because the school works exceptionally closely with parents and carers as well as outside agencies where needed. The school’s exceptionally effective efforts to support their whole school community are evident in many ways.
This really is a school where ‘every child matters’ and staff at all levels go the extra mile to make a difference.
The school’s promotion of equality and diversity is excellent; staff ensure that there is no discrimination between groups so that all pupils have opportunities to flourish individually and achieve exceptionally well.
Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage grow quickly in confidence, becoming keen explorers and learners by the time they enter Year 1. Children make good and often rapid progress.
The curriculum is adapted extremely effectively to engage and enthuse learners in all they do.
Staff are particularly successful in creating rich and stimulating surroundings.
Teaching is outstanding and the children develop rapidly in all aspects of their personal and social development.