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St John's Primary School

Ofsted Inspection visit May 2024 –

St John's was inspected on the 15 and 16 May 2024 under section 5 of the Education Act 2005.

The school was graded ‘Outstanding’ in every area.

The Ofsted report highlights:

  • Pupils flourish in this nurturing and safe environment. They are happy, well cared for and instilled with a strong sense of respect.
  • Pupils take immense pride in their achievements. They are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education.
  • The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. This begins in the early years, where children are highly motivated and engaged across all areas of learning. The curriculum is broad and highly ambitious, fostering deep knowledge and understanding among pupils.
  • The school provides a variety of enrichment opportunities which aim to develop pupils’ character and their awareness of the world around them.
  • There is a culture of aspiration based on the very highest expectations for all the pupils in this school.
  • Dedicated and caring staff at all levels collectively share a commitment to excellence
  • Leaders, including the governing body, have created an ambitious culture that puts pupils’ learning at the centre of everything the school does.
  • Staff, including those at the start of their careers, are rightly proud to work here and appreciate the extensive training offered. They are well supported to deliver the very best for pupils in the school.

    Click here to read the report.

Ofsted Inspection visit February 2023

St John's was last inspected during a one day ‘Section 8’ (short) inspection on the 22nd and 23rd February 2023, where the school retained it’s ‘Good’ rating. 

"There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection now."

The school’s next inspection will be a graded inspection.

Click here to read the report

Ofsted Short inspection visit October 2017

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.  It reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial.  Ofsted is responsible for the inspection and regulation of services that care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

St John's was last inspected during a one day ‘Section 8’ (short) inspection on the 17th October 2017, where the school retained it’s ‘Good’ rating. 

"Safeguarding arrangements at the school are excellent" and "The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection." Ofsted 2017

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Ofsted July 2014

St John's was inspected under Ofsted's more rigorous framework for inspections during two days, where the inspectors observed lessons, interviewed staff, governors, children and parents. The school secured a judgement of “Good” in all four categories including achievement, teaching and learning, leadership and management and behaviour and safety.

Highlights in the report include the comments:

‘Behaviour is good and this is greatly valued by the pupils and their parents. Pupils say that they always feel safe in school’

‘Teaching is good. Teachers use information about pupils’ progress to plan work which challenges them well’

'The school is a happy and lively community’

'Teachers manage their classes well and very good use is made of additional adults to help all pupils do their best work’

Click here to read to full report 



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