Ofsted Report​​ 


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online. 


Their goal is to achieve excellence in education and skills for learners of all ages, and in the care of children and young people. Ofsted report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial.

2017 Inspection Highlights 

The Provision is good...

  • ''The quality of teaching is consistently strong or better.''

  • ''Staff support all children's communication skills very well.''

  • ''Children make excellent progress in their personal and emotional development from their starting points.'' 

  • ''The manager uses additional funding effectively to support disadvantaged children.''

Effectiveness of the leadership and management is good...

  • ''The committee follows robust safer recruitment practices to ensure staff are suitable.''

  • ''They support the committed staff team well to attend training to improve its practice and teaching skills.''


Quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good...

  • ''Staff know the children well and plan interesting activities which children are highly motivated to try.''

  • ''Staff take children on weekly walks to the local woods, park and beach, which helps them to develop a good understanding of the world.''

Personal development, behaviour and welfare are outstanding...

  • ''Staff are overwhelmingly positive and consistently offer praise and encouragement, which support children's very high confidence.''

  • ''They play exceptionally well with others, sharing resources and consistently showing respect for each other and adults.''

  • ''Children thoroughly enjoy their learning and excitedly tell adults what they have found out.''


Outcomes for children are good...

  • ''Children are interested and confident learners who concentrate well and listen attentively.''

  • ''Younger children develop secure early literacy skills.''

  • ''Children enjoy taking on responsibilities, such as tidying away their plates and cups at mealtimes. This prepares children well for the next steps in their learning and their eventual move to school.''

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