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Ofsted Report

2023 OFSTED Report – St Lawrence’s

We had a visit from OFSTED on 27 and 28 September 2023. I am happy to say that we retained our ‘Good’ status. Here are some of the things that the inspector said about our school:

  • Leaders, staff and stakeholders have high expectations for all of the school community. Pupils rise to these high ambitions and achieve well.
  • Behaviour across school is calm and focused. Pupils have strong relationships with staff. Pupils’ attitudes to school are positive.
  • This is a truly inclusive school.
  • Leaders have carefully planned out the school’s curriculum. It is clear what the school wants pupils to know and remember over time. This includes the skills and knowledge that are important.
  • Pupils’ pride extends to their attitudes to school. Behaviour across school is focused. Pupils understand the rules, rewards and consequences.

The full report can be accessed by clicking on the link above.

Here is the OFSTED report from the visit that took place on 13-14 December 2017. We were given the grade ‘Good.’ Please read the report on the link below to see what the Inspectors thought of our school.

2017 Ofsted report

Among the many things that they found were:

  • ‘As a result of consistently good teaching and assessment, pupils learn quickly and apply their skills across all subjects.’
  • ‘The determined and resilient headteacher has been unwavering in his determination to eradicate any underperformance and ensure an excellent standard of education for pupils in this school. Well supported by an experienced and skilled deputy headteacher, he has put into place actions which are continuing to transform and improve the quality of teaching across the school.’
  • The headteacher’s implacable determination that all pupils will achieve their full potential, regardless of any difficulties they face, is reflected in the high expectations that teachers have for their pupils and pupils have for themselves. As a consequence, pupils are now making rapid progress and developing a confident approach to learning. There is an ambition and determination to improve all aspects of school life, including from leaders, teachers and dedicated, knowledgeable governors.’
  • ‘Children in Early Years make a solid start to their learning. They work happily and co-operatively together, making strong progress.’
  • ‘Outcomes for pupils are good. Current pupils make strong progress from their individual starting points. Key Stage 1 pupils’ skills and attainment are much improved since the previous inspection.’
  • ‘The behaviour of the pupils is good. They have respect and care for each other, displaying good manners. Pupils’ personal development and welfare, including their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are outstanding.’
  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective. The school has a tangible ethos that is positive and caring, putting the welfare and well-being of each pupil at the heart of what it does.’

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