On 25 & 26 February 2015 we had a very successful Ofsted inspection - the results of which can be seen by clicking here: Feb 2015 Ofsted report.
Follow this link for our most recent Ofsted report on the Ofsted website.
Ofsted have produced a document titled “School inspections: a guide for parents” which is a leaflet for parents and carers of children whose school is due for inspection. Click the link to read/download it.
What maintained schools must publish online
Every local-authority-maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016.
The list below is from the most recent update of What maintained schools must publish online (dated 16 June 2017 at the time of publication) the majority of which is taken from the above regulation.
The links will take you to the relevant part of our website (unless it has a icon which is an external link and will open in a new window).
School contact details
- Your school’s website must include the following:
- If the local authority decides your admissions, write that parents should contact the local authority to find out about your admission arrangements.
Exam and assessment results
- Key stage 2 (end of primary school) results
- You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent key stage 2 results:
- average progress scores in reading, writing and maths
- average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths
- % achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths
- % achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths
School complaints procedure
- You must publish details of your school’s complaints procedure, which must comply with Section 29 of the Education Act 2002.
- You must also publish any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) about the support the school provides.
- You must publish a strategy for the school’s use of the pupil premium.
- For the current academic year, you must include:
- your school’s pupil premium grant allocation amount
- a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school
- how you’ll spend the pupil premium to overcome those barriers and the reasons for that approach
- how you’ll measure the effect of the pupil premium
- the date of the next review of the school’s pupil premium strategy
- For the previous academic year, you must include:
- how you spent the pupil premium allocation
- the effect of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils
- Pupil premium funding is allocated for each financial year, but the information you publish online should refer to the academic year, as this is how parents understand the school system.
- As you won’t know allocations for the end of the academic year (April to July), you should report on the funding up to the end of the financial year and update it when you have all the figures.
PE and sport premium for primary schools
- If your school receives PE (physical education) and sport premium funding, you must publish:
- how much funding you received
- a full breakdown of how you’ve spent the funding or will spend the funding
- the effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
- how you’ll make sure these improvements are sustainable
Special educational needs (SEN) and disability information
- You must publish an SEN information report on your school’s policy for pupils with SEN and should update it annually.
- You should update any changes occurring during the year as soon as possible.
- The report must comply with:
- Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010. This means you have to publish:
- details of how your school is complying with the public sector equality duty - you should update this every year
- your school’s equality objectives - you should update this at least once every 4 years
Governors’ information and duties
- You must publish:
- details of the structure and responsibilities of the governing body and its committees
- information about each governor’s:
- business interests
- financial interests
- governance roles in other schools
Charging and remissions policies
- You must publish your school’s charging and ‘remissions’ policies (this means when you cancel fees). The policies must include details of:
- the activities or cases where your school will charge pupils’ parents
- the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy
Values and ethos
- Your website should include a statement of your school’s ethos and values.
Requests for paper copies
- If a parent requests a paper copy of the information on your school’s website, you must provide this free of charge.
Ofsted - Parent View
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school