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Ofsted Outstanding 2015/2016 Logo for Rathfern Primary SchoolIn our latest Ofsted inspection, we  achieved the highest possible grades in all areas and, in its most recent report in January 2016, Ofsted rated Rathfern as an ‘Outstanding’ school overall.

We recognise that Ofsted is only one way of measuring a school’s success, however I believe that this report is an accurate reflection of our staff and pupils’ commitment and diligence.

A group of children measuring during a science lesson.Our most recent inspection reports

What Ofsted said…

Here are some quotes from the inspection team of March 2016:

Pupils are polite, courteous and show a genuine interest in visitors.

The head teacher has a very clear vision for the school and high expectations for pupils.

Pupils come to school with a spring in their step and all pupils questioned said they love meeting their friends and teachers.

Playtimes are hives of activity as pupils make the most of the hoops, balls and sandpit.

Pupils feel safe and know they can turn to adults in school or the peer mediators should they be worried.

More-able pupils also make good progress and achieve well. They benefit from carefully planned activities to stretch and test their thinking.

In lessons, pupils have good relationships with teachers and teaching assistants. They learn positively because they listen carefully to instructions, quickly pick up expected routines and get down to work promptly.

Pupils work well independently and in groups. They make the most of their talking partners to spark ideas off each other.

Next inspection

When schools have been graded ‘good’ at their most recent inspection, they will normally be inspected within five years rather than three, although Ofsted undertakes an interim risk assessment at the end of three years to ensure that standards are being maintained at a suitable level. In April 2014, Ofsted said:

I am pleased to inform you that the interim assessment of your child’s school indicates that the school’s performance has been sustained. As a result, the next full inspection will not take place before the summer term 2015. However, should Ofsted receive information that raises significant concerns about the school in the course of the coming year, we may conduct an earlier inspection.

Download a copy of the Ofsted Interim Asessment Statement dated 28 April 2014.

Parent View

200x200-small-squareParents and carers can give their views of Rathfern Primary School at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility.

Register and give your views on our school at the Ofsted Parent View website.

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