Higher Walton CE Primary School

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Ofsted report - short inspection February 2017


Governors and staff are very pleased with the overall judgement after our recent Ofsted inspection:  “This school continues to be good” – a judgement we have maintained for 7 years under increasingly more challenging inspection frameworks.

Ofsted's full description of a “good” school is attached here.
It includes these characteristics:

  • Teachers use their secure subject knowledge to plan learning that sustains pupils’ interest and challenges their thinking.
  • Teachers expect and encourage all pupils to work with positive attitudes so that they can apply themselves and make strong progress. 
  • Teachers identify and support effectively those pupils who start to fall behind and intervene quickly to help them to improve their learning.
  • Pupils develop the capacity to learn from mistakes and they become keen learners who want to find out more. Most are willing to find out new information to develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills, both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities.

The report, which takes the form of a letter to the Headteacher, is attached here.

Please also read the attached letter to parents from the Head and Chair of Governors. 


SIAMS report 2014 : Word file (334.8k)

As a Church of England school, we are inspected to ensure that the education we provide as a church school is satisfactory, under the "Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools" framework.

Our school was inspected on 16th October 2014 and we are delighted to have been judged to be outstanding. You can download and read the full report from the link above.

Some of the highlights include:

"Pupils behaviour and attitudes are excellent."

"Pupils are very well supported and all children, including those with additional needs, are able to make a positive contribution."

"Children make very good progress and standards of achievement are good."

"Relationships across the school are highly supportive."

Pupils "are proud of their achievements and are eager to take responsibility"

"Parents are confident that their children are nurtured within a safe caring Christian environment."

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