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Ofsted visited the school in February 2016 and said that whilst Personal development, behaviour and welfare were good, there were areas that required improvement. The following were some of the highlights from the report.
- Leaders have created a very calm and orderly environment where pupils feel well-cared-for and safe.
- Bullying is very rare and, when it does occur, is dealt with effectively by staff.
- Leaders have taken decisive steps to address low attendance and support vulnerable pupils at risk of exclusion. As a result, exclusion rates are almost zero and attendance is in line with the national average.
- Pupils want to do well and are tolerant and respectful of others.
- There is a wide range of opportunities for pupils to enjoy learning beyond the classroom.
- There is a well- developed programme of educational visits to local locations as well as to those that are further afield. Leaders analyse participation in these very well and report that nearly nine out of 10 children have taken part in at least one visit. Pupils can also take part in a range of after-school activities that include sports, drama, music, and art as well as homework clubs.
- Teachers and other staff create an environment where pupils can learn and are encouraged to do their best. Pupils feel that adults listen to their concerns and meet with leaders and governors to share their ideas on how to improve their school.
- Pupils feel very safe and well-cared-for. They are clear about who they could talk to if they have a concern. Teachers know pupils well and pupils say that their teachers are approachable.