Valuing the Individual, Celebrating Achievement, Learning for Life.
The quotes below are from our latest Ofsted report. To access the full report, please use the provided link.
“The school has developed new strengths. The most evident is the outstanding care, guidance and support the pupils receive and the excellent practice in relation to safeguarding.”
“Pupils of all ages, including those in the Early Years Foundation Stage, the sixth form and those with the most complex needs, achieve well because of good teaching.”
“Behaviour throughout the school is good, with pupils showing significant improvement from when they first started school. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding and pupils make an excellent contribution to both the school and to the wider community.”
“The school's excellent partnerships with others, including parents, other schools and agencies, bring significant benefits to the pupils. These and the school’s very strong focus on ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, however complex their needs, are important factors underpinning the school’s strong capacity to sustain further improvement.”
“Pupils enjoy learning.”
“They treat each other with consideration and kindness and have a very good appreciation of what is right and wrong. They readily turn to adults when in need of support and have the confidence to communicate their views. All show excellent awareness of others’ feelings during quiet moments of reflection. They make an extremely strong contribution to the school community, for example through the school council and recycling projects.”
“The good curriculum, including a very wide range of enrichment activities, notably in sport and in the arts, is a key factor in pupils’ enjoyment of school. The development of life skills and building pupils’ self-esteem and independence have a high priority and, overall, the curriculum meets pupils’ individual needs well.”
“Based on excellent relationships between staff and pupils, the care that pupils receive is outstanding. The very strong links established with parents and carers help ensure a continuation of this best practice at home. Pupils’ very active participation in their annual reviews, using an ICT presentation, is a recent improvement that is very effective in ensuring parents and carers are fully informed of their children’s progress.”
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