Our most recent inspection took place in March 2017, with previous inspections in October 2008 and September 2011. You can download the full reports using the links on this page.
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15 March 2017 – This school continues to be good.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
Upon entering the school, I was impressed by the high-quality work on display in the corridor, the school hall and in every classroom. It is a vibrant, colourful place with a welcoming community atmosphere. Current pupils are very proud of their achievements, and showed me where their best pieces of work are displayed. They talked about how they had been challenged to achieve better quality written work. Consequently, the school environment is a true representation of its pupils.
Pupils, parents and staff are, in the main, effusive about the school, and most notably about you as the headteacher. They value how you seek the views of everyone before making a decision about change, and the improvements that you have quickly brought about. You are a highly visible leader, welcoming pupils at the front gate each morning, and a constant visitor to classrooms to look at pupils’ learning. Parents and staff also appreciate the support that you give to many of them as individuals. You embody the school’s community spirit, ‘the Pebmarsh polish’.
12th-13th September 2011 – This is a good school
Pupils are very happy, enjoy their learning and want to succeed. As one parent wrote of the school, ‘It has given us all a love of learning.’ The school has improved in a number of ways since its last inspection. From below average starting points, the vast majority of pupils reach levels of attainment expected of them by the time they leave…….Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make a good start to their education because there have been improvements, most notably the quality of teaching. Pupils of all ages and abilities, including those who face particular difficulties, are making good progress in their academic and personal development. This, coupled with the fact that boys and girls are doing equally well, represents an improvement on previous results, especially in English. Pupils behave exceptionally well and respond positively to the opportunities that the school provides. They are willing participants, and this adds to the good quality of their learning.
8th October 2008 – Satisfactory
‘Overall Effectiveness of the School’ was graded as ‘Satisfactory’
This is an improving school that provides a satisfactory education for it’s pupils. It is emerging from a difficult period caused by high levels of staff change and illness. The headteacher has provided good leadership through this challenging period. She gives strong focus to improving the school and maintaining its caring and supportive Christian ethos. Pupils and their parents value this highly as reflected in their many positive comments such as, ‘there is a wonderful day to day atmosphere in the school and my daughter can’t wait to get there’. The strong links with parents, the local church, other schools and community organisations contribute well to pupils’ learning.