Ofsted carried out a one day inspection on the 19th July 2018. We are delighted to be able to tell you just how positive the outcome was. Overall the Inspector gave the school a grading of ‘Good’ which we are extremely proud of.

  Highlights of the Lead Inspector, Deborah Gordon’s letter are as follows:

  • Highly effective governor visits have helped governors to have a good understanding of key aspects of school development.
  • Well-focused professional dialogue, both within the school and across the wider locality, underpins decisions and initiatives.
  • You are united with your deputies in your aspirations for the pupils of St Matthew’s and share a sense of excitement about the future. As a result, outcomes are strengthening and morale is high.
  • Pupils enjoy coming to school. They know that their voice is valued and listened to if they have any worries.
  • Pupils articulate the values of the School. They told me, ‘We like to persevere.’ They also demonstrate these values in their behaviour and work across the school.
  • Leaders have taken effective action to address the improvement areas from the last inspection.
  • Leaders are not complacent, however, and acknowledge that there is further work to do to embed recent initiatives and to develop the curriculum fully across all subject areas.
  • Child protection is at the heart of the school.

Next steps for the school

Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that:

  • outcomes for disadvantaged pupils are further strengthened, particularly in key stage 2.
  • pupils systematically and consistently develop skills, knowledge and understanding across the breadth of the curriculum.

Please click on the link below to read the full report.

St Matthew’s High Brooms CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School Ofsted Report July 2018