In 2018 we were extremely delighted to be awarded an Ofsted Inspection report of “Good”.
Inspectors cited Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They show respect and courtesy to each other, teachers and visitors. Pupils take great care to look after each other. Everyone is able to express themselves and feel valued as an individual.
The curriculum is both broad and balanced. It provides a very enriching experience for pupils. It helps them to become confident, inquisitive learners. Pupils achieve well not only in the basic skills but also in a wide range of other subjects, such as modern foreign languages, drama, music and physical education.
Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are highly motivated and very keen to deepen and broaden their knowledge.
The stimulating curriculum offers a breadth of learning experiences and enables pupils to develop many interests and skills. It successfully balances academic subjects with physical, technological, creative subjects and outdoor areas of learning.
Very good use is made of the local environment to make connections with pupils’ learning. For example, they develop their practical ‘forest’ skills in the nearby woods. This not only promotes pupils’ well-being but helps them to learn about life during the Stone Age, when they learn to cook using a fire.
Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is given a high priority and is a strong feature of the school. Pupils actively support charities both locally and further afield. Pupils’ high regard for equality and diversity is promoted well through their learning, trips and special events. For example, visits to mosques, synagogues and temples, help them to have a good appreciation of different faiths and cultures in modern-day Britain and beyond. Their understanding of fundamental British values is further promoted through opportunities to express their views in debates and by older pupils taking on roles and responsibilities.
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