Last inspected December 2013

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December 2013 report summary

Overall effectiveness Good

Achievement of pupils Good

Quality of teaching Good

Leadership and management Outstanding


Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:

This is a good school.

Leadership and management of the school are outstanding. The headteacher, senior leaders and the governing body are exceptionally well organised and set ambitious targets for staff and each pupil.

Leaders and teachers think about their own practice and are keen to improve their work through reflection on their own performance.

The quality of teaching has improved across the school because school leaders have raised expectations of teachers and of what pupils can achieve.

All staff fully understand their part in making the school very effective.

Behaviour and safety have remained outstanding. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent in and around the school. They have wonderful relationships with adults and each other.

Attendance is high because they very much enjoy coming to the school.

All pupils make at least good progress in writing, mathematics and science and make outstanding progress in reading. This is because teaching is now consistently good and

some is outstanding.


It is not yet an outstanding school because:

There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure all pupils make excellent progress.

Standards in writing are not as high as in reading and mathematics, especially for girls.

There are too few opportunities for pupils to visit different places of cultural interest, including places of worship.