Ofsted report

***Updated Jan 18***

In December 2017 we had a visit from Ofsted. This visit was to monitor the progress we have been making over the last 14 months since the last full inspection.

We are delighted to say that Ofsted have reported that we are taking effective action to improve the areas previously identified which is exactly the outcome we have been working hard towards. Ofsted were very positive about the changes that we have made and, in particular praised, improvements in teaching and leadership across the school.

The school team have worked very hard over the last twelve months and  we would like to thank them for all their hard work. It is good to see that the improvements we have made have been recognised by Ofsted.

Whilst acknowledging the positive report, we remain focussed on continuous improvement. Ofsted have suggested some further areas for us to continue to focus on. These are areas we had already identified and will continue to be a key focus for us.

You can access a copy of the latest report  below.

The report will be published on the Ofsted website shortly.

Kindest regards

Amanda Palfreman and Matt Sugden

Co Chairs of Governors

***Updated November 2017***

Dear Parents and Carers

We wanted to update you on where we are now fourteen months post inspection.

Everyone involved with our School has worked really hard over the last 14 months and we are very proud of the progress which has been made and want to share it with you

The  North Yorkshire Lead Improvement Adviser is of the view that

  • Leaders in the school are taking effective action to address the issues raised by the Ofsted Inspection in October 2016
  • Governance is now strong and effective

In every key stage, in July 2017, outcomes for our children improved compared with July 2016, this is due to the hard work of our staff and the strengthened leadership and management systems now in place

There have been improvements in Key Stage 1-2 progress in reading, writing and particularly in maths, which is of particular pride to school as this has been one of our main focuses

The proportion of Y1 pupils passing the phonics screening check is 89.7 %, above the national average of 80%

The percentage of Y2 pupils reaching age related expectations in reading writing and mathematics combined is 10% above the national average

The proportion of Y6 pupils reading age related expectations in mathematics has increased and is broadly in line with national average

Whilst we are pleased with progress, and there is much to celebrate, there is always more to do and we are not sitting back, we want our school to be the best that it can be and we have the same high aspiration for each and every one of our children. We are looking forward to a Monitoring Visit from HMI whcih could come at any time.

Our plan is to communicate more regularly with parents on the progress we are making, and next time we will focus on our priorities for this year and the progress we are making towards them

Kind Regards

Amanda Palfreman and Matthew Sugden

Co-Chairs of Governors