2017 Ofsted Report Response

Published 23rd March 2017 | News & Articles

Our February 2017 Ofsted Report can be downloaded on the link below:

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Our official response to this report is as follows.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Following our recent Ofsted inspection we would like to state that we do not accept that we are an inadequate school. The report does not reflect our school, its ethos or aims. It does not celebrate our achievements or successes but is heavily reliant on perceived negative methods employed in achieving our aims. It seems to us that there are very few parents, teachers, governors or politicians who would regard a school where the children read widely, who feel safe and are never bullied, who are well behaved, confident and articulate, who respect each other and people’s views and opinions and who almost without fail excel academically in Year 6 as being in any way inadequate.

There is always room for improvement in any organisation and we have taken on board and have already implemented some of the suggestions made during the inspection.

This year our exam results were, as usual, outstanding including Bursaries and an English Scholarship for one pupil who came top in the exam. This has been the case since Mrs Friesner opened the school in 1979. If you agree or disagree with the contents of the report we would be grateful if you would let us know in writing so we may forward your comments to Ofsted so it can consider them during the appeal process.

Yours Sincerely,

P. Shiels