Ofsted-logo-gov.ukOur school was recently inspected by Ofsted and we are very pleased to report that they found the school overall good with areas of outstanding. The full report is available online to read here:

http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/103690

Below is a summary of the report:

Inspection dates 11–12 March 2015
Previous inspection Requires improvement
This inspection Good
Leadership and management Good
Behaviour and safety of pupils Good
Quality of teaching Good
Achievement of pupils Good
Early years provision Outstanding

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is good school.

  • Teaching has improved rapidly and is now typically good and sometimes outstanding. Consequently, pupils are consistently making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Other adults are highly skilled in supporting the learning of individuals and groups of pupils. They make a significant contribution to these pupils’ progress.
  • Pupils enjoy being at school and feel safe and well looked after. They behave well and have good attitudes to learning. The school is good at helping pupils to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding well.
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding. This is because high quality teaching develops children’s skills and understanding very effectively and rapidly.
  • The strong leadership of the headteacher and the senior leaders’ constant drive for improvement have led to better teaching and faster progress. Pupils’ skills in reading, writing and mathematics have also improved.
  • The governing body supports the school well and has a good awareness of its strengths and weaknesses. It is rigorous in holding the school to account for pupils’ progress so that the school continues to improve.

It is not yet outstanding school because

  • Occasionally the work set for pupils does not make them think or work hard enough, particularly that given to the most able.
  • Pupils do not have sufficient opportunities to further develop their skills in writing at length and across different subjects.

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