Previous Inspection Reports
Windmill Church of England Primary school is a new school which opened in April 2014. OFSTED undertook an inspection on 16th and 17th May 2017 and judged our school to be 'GOOD' with 'OUTSTANDING' personal development, behaviour and welfare. Our SIAMS inspection took place in November 2016 and judged us to be an 'OUTSTANDING' Church school.
Windmill CE Primary School Reports (click to open)
Highlights from the OFSTED report - May 16th and 17th 2017
- Parents value the school’s work highly. All of the parents responding to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, would recommend the school, and all believe that the school is well led and managed. Communication with parents is strong and there are many opportunities for them to find out about their children’s work and how to make a good contribution to children’s learning.
- The school promotes spiritual, moral social and cultural education exceptionally well.
- Pupils’ attitudes to learning are strong and their behaviour, both in class and around the school, is exemplary. They are quick to act on the good advice given by their teachers in order to strengthen their work, and are highly supportive of each other’s learning.
- Teachers plan interesting work for pupils and this leads to impressive engagement from pupils.
- Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and this is ensuring that pupils make good progress. Teachers set challenging tasks that strengthen pupils’ progress well.
- Pupils make an excellent contribution to their learning. They are extremely proud of their work and persevere very well with tasks.
- All pupils spoken to say they are safe in school and they enjoy school. Pupils are very pleasant, polite and respectful to each other and to adults. Attendance is excellent.
- Pupils enthuse about the many visits and visitors who contribute strongly to their learning. They told inspectors there was no bullying in school, and school records show it to be exceptionally rare.
- The headteacher and governors have developed a strong sense of purpose among all staff and morale is high. They have been very successful in developing the quality of teaching to make sure that pupils’ learning and outcomes are good. Staff and parents are giving leaders their full support to make sure that pupils have a good education.
- Leaders have an accurate view of the school and systematically tackle areas they believe need further development. Pupils’ writing has been a key focus this year and it has improved strongly along with the quality of spelling.