Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) is the government department that inspects and regulates care and educational services for children and young people.
Ofsted inspects all English maintained schools and academies at least once every three years. It then publishes a public report on the school’s performance, students’ work, observation reports on lessons and views from staff, parents and students, and makes suggestions for improvements that the school is expected to put into practice. The report makes judgements on:
- achievements and standards,
- pupils’ development and wellbeing,
- the quality of teaching and learning,
- how the curriculum is taught,
- the care, guidance and support the school provides,
- how well the school is led and managed.
Schools are rated on a four-point scale: Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate.
'Pupils are confident, friendly and enthusiastic. They are rightly proud of their school and recognise the benefits that growing up in a small village school like this can bring. They appreciate the spacious and beautiful site, and the way in which ‘everyone knows everyone’. They feel very safe and nurtured, part of a strong community and are able to form strong friendships with pupils across all year groups.' Extract.
Our last full Ofsted inspection visit took place in March 2018. We were judged as a ‘Good’ school. You can view the inspection report below.