At our school, we understand that our Ofsted inspection history may raise questions for some parents. We encourage you to look beyond the surface and explore our school firsthand, as we’re confident that you’ll discover a different perspective.
Our school has undergone a transformative journey. It faced a challenging inspection in 2018 and subsequently embarked on a rapid path to improvement. In 2022, it was deemed to “require improvement,” signifying the positive progress that had taken place. However, we knew that this wasn’t enough. Our journey of rapid enhancement has persisted, and we eagerly anticipate showcasing this at our next inspection.
Saxton CE School was last inspected by Ofsted in September 2022. The report can be found HERE.
While we were disappointed that the report didn’t classify us as “good” in all areas, it’s important to note that it recognized our strengths in behaviour & attitudes, personal development, and leadership & management, awarding a “good” rating. During the inspection, we demonstrated that the quality of education was also “good.” Regrettably, the overall judgment was influenced by a “requires improvement” rating in the Early Years category. Rest assured, this does not imply that the rest of our educational provision falls short. We firmly believe in the quality of our education. Inspectors were required to connect the dots between judgments and highlight areas for further improvement, which we were already aware of and have been diligently addressing over the past year.
Since the report’s publication, we’ve undergone significant changes. Our new team of teachers consistently uphold high teaching standards. They adeptly utilize assessment data to inform their teaching and meticulously plan lessons to build knowledge sequentially. The results are evident in our impressive outcomes, with 100% of Year 6 students achieving at least the expected standard in every subject for the past two years, showcasing their effective learning. We’ve also addressed curriculum gaps for Early Years children, now benefiting from an Early Years specialist. Our approach to young children is built on strong principles and effective provision, fostering an environment where they flourish.
Our school has had some fantastic success in recent years – click HERE to view our most recent performance data. All our children have met or exceeded the expected standard by the end of KS2 in recent years.
SIAMS Inspection Report
As a Church of England primary school, we also undergo additional external inspections, known as SIAMS. In our latest inspection in November 2022, inspectors judged us to be a “Good” school, a testament to our achievements. This report reflects our close-knit ‘family’ community, which is of paramount importance to us.
The last National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools was carried out in November 2022. Please use the link below to download a copy of the report.
or on the National Society’s website: https://www.churchofengland.org/about/education-and-schools/church-schools-and-academies/siams-inspections/siams-inspection-reports
We never rest on our laurels. Our determination to gain recognition for the strides we’ve made and for the success of our students remains unwavering. We are confident that our next inspection will reflect our continued progress. But don’t just take our word for it – we invite you to experience our school firsthand or speak to one of our current families. Witness the journey of growth and excellence at our school yourself.
DFE School Performance Tables
School Performance Tables as published by the DFE can be found by following this link:
Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education) now have an online questionnaire called ‘Parent View’, which gives you the chance to tell them and us what you think about our school. Parent View asks for your opinion on twelve aspects of our school.
We have provided a direct link to Parent View questionnaire from our web site or you can access it at http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
We encourage all parents / carers to take a few minutes to complete this valuable questionnaire.
You will need an email address and password for the simple log-in process.
This survey is not designed to receive complaints about schools. If you do have any concerns please share them with us personally so that we can try to resolve them for you quickly.
If you do not have access to a computer and would like to complete the survey, please contact the school office and we will arrange a suitable time to access a school computer.