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Dear Parents and Carers,



We now have our Ofsted report.  You can find it on the website under the Parent Information section or by following this link and it will also be sent via Parentmail.  If you would like a paper copy,  please contact Mrs Whitaker, our Admin Manager.


Overall, we are pleased with our report and felt that the Ofsted team were fair. They confirmed school’s accurate views of itself and the capacity to continue improving.


There have been several changes to the Ofsted Framework for inspection since September 2013 and these changes have raised the expected standards for schools to reach in order to be judged ‘good’.


Of course we are disappointed that this has meant our school is not yet judged as ‘Good’ overall. However, because the Ofsted team recognised the impact of the work being carried out to raise achievement for pupils, they have graded the Leadership and Management of the school to be ‘Good’.


They also consider the Behaviour and Safety of pupils to be ‘Good’.  You will see from the report that they also recognised many aspects of good practice going on in the classrooms.

We know that you will be particularly pleased, as are we, to see that they report:


“The school’s work to keep pupils safe is outstanding.  The level of care provided by staff is excellent and relationships throughout the school are strong.”


We take school improvement very seriously and will continue to work on the areas for improvement left in the report alongside those that we are already making significant impact with currently.


I would like to say a huge thank you to the Governors, our staff and families but especially to our children who, as always, were the STARS!


We will be holding a meeting for parents/carers on Wednesday 30th April from 5-6pm so that you may come and ask any questions you may have about the report and the future work of the school.


Thank you for your support as we continue on our journey to ‘GOOD’.



Yours sincerely,



Mrs J A Rathburn

Headteacher