We were inspected by OFSTED in May 2019 and this was a one-day ungraded inspection where the team saw some excellent strengths in our provision. The outcome of the inspection was that the school remains good, but there were strong indicators that the school may have been judged outstanding had this been a graded inspection. The inspector recommended that we have a graded inspection within two years. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on inspection timetables, we are still waiting for Ofsted to return for this visit.
The report from the inspection celebrates many strengths.
St Peter’s has teachers with a wealth of specialist knowledge in the teaching of reading and phonics.
The capacity to drive school improvement is exceptionally strong.
Pupils are making “substantial and sustained progress”.
We were very proud of the way in which our children responded during the inspection too. It is lovely to read that:
Pupils are exceptionally well behaved, confident and self-assured. They thrive on the challenges presented to them in lessons. Their excellent attitudes to learning have a significant impact on their strong achievement over time. Pupils share and discuss their work with pride.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Parent View or met the OFSTED inspector to share your views on our school. Your kind words during OFSTED were hugely appreciated by the staff.
Parental feedback is overwhelmingly positive about the efforts made by staff to ensure that children are happy, feel safe and are well looked after. Parents say that staff value and respect all children. For example, a comment typical of many, said, ‘The school is very inclusive and makes sure that every child has the opportunities that their peers have’.