A Caring Christian Family Where We Grow Together
Let your Light Shine ~ Matthew 5:16

OFSTED September 2023

We were excited about the prospect of inspectors coming into our school as we knew they would meet polite, courteous, engaged and happy learners – the Ofsted team saw just that.   The feedback at the end the inspection was filled with positive comments about our children including their love of learning and how proud they are to be part of Warmingham Primary School.      

Pupils are happy to attend this small, nurturing school. They see themselves as part of one big caring family. Pupils embody the school ethos by being kind, respectful and safe.”

“From the moment that they start school in Reception class, children are encouraged to let their ‘light shine’. The school has high expectations for all pupils’ achievement, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils enthusiastically strive to reach these goals. They are avid learners who achieve well.”

“The school has carefully designed a curriculum that enables pupils to build their knowledge from the early years to Year 6 …Over time, most pupils build a secure body of knowledge across a range of subjects.”

“Pupils understand the ways in which people might be different to themselves, for example through race. They are adamant that being different does not matter and that everyone should be treated with equal respect.”

Standards within the Ofsted framework are graded as inadequate, requires improvement, good or outstanding.  Schools are judged under the following headings: The quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.   An overall effectiveness judgement is then awarded taking into account all these areas.   

Overall effectiveness: Good

The quality of education: Good

Behaviour and attitudes: Good

Personal Development: Good

Leadership and management: Good

Early years provision: Good

You’ll be pleased to know that the OFSTED inspectors agreed with on-going judgements of the school’s strengths and priorities for development.  They identified one area for development which is already part of our school development plan.   

“In a few subjects, teachers do not check whether pupils have learned the intended curriculum as effectively as they should. This means that occasionally pupils’ misconceptions go unnoticed. The school should ensure that, in these subjects, teachers are suitably equipped to use assessment strategies consistently well to inform future learning.”

The assessment strategies in our core subjects (English, Maths, Science and RE) are robust, and as a result the children make good to outstanding progress.   In some of the foundation subjects our assessment strategies aren’t as robust as others.    This is an area which we will be developing this year.


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