St Leonard's Primary School Ofsted Report

Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in June 2017.

Following that inspection, St Leonard's was judged to be good in all areas -  effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for pupils, early years provision and in overall effectiveness.

'Leaders have created an ambitious culture of high expectations. Members of staff share a common desire for pupils to be the best they can be, in both an academic and social sense. Pupils respond positively to these high expectations and they subscribe enthusiastically to the tolerant and respectful values promoted across the school.'

'Pupils behave impeccably at break and lunchtimes and around the school site. They respond positively to established routines and are considerate of others.'

'The school’s work to promote healthy lifestyles is exemplary. The school places great emphasis on helping pupils to develop a lifelong commitment to leading healthy and active lives.'

'Pupils benefit from a range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills. For example, some pupils promote internet safety in their role as ‘digi-leaders’ while others promote healthy living as ‘change for life’ ambassadors.'

Extracts from OFSTED report June 2017

OFSTED report 2017

All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the National Society's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005.

SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the church school has on the children and young people who attend it.  The framework provides a process for evaluating the extent to which church schools are "distinctively and recognisably Christian institutions".

We are delighted to report that following our most recent SIAMS inspection, on 9 November 2017, St Leonard's has been rated as outstanding in its distinctiveness and effectiveness as a Church of England Primary School.

'The school’s extensive focus on nurture and care is demonstrated in the commitment to pastoral support for families in need, which is reflected in pupils’ outstanding levels of attendance, excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning. ‘The school has a unique ability to nurture families within the school community’ stated one governor. This is evident in the pupils’ confidence and enthusiasm for school life.'

'Effective school leadership brings about a clear focus on ensuring that each pupil is given the opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential as ‘children of God’. This unites governors, staff, families and the local community to provide an excellent Christian education for the pupils.  ‘Words can’t explain how good our school is,’ explained one child.'

Extracts from SIAMs report November2017

Full Church School Inspection report 2017