Ofsted

Woodhill Primary School was inspected on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th of December 2019. We are pleased to share that our report has now been published and Woodhill Primary School continues to be judged as a ‘Good’ school and that: ‘There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a section 5 inspection now.’

This is a huge achievement for the school and the community and a clear recognition that the hard work of all members of the school community continues to impact positively on the lives of all Woodhill children. Please click HERE to read the report.

Since the last inspection in July 2016, the school has underseen some changes to staffing and its leadership structure yet it continues to go from strength to strength. The lead inspector commented on how:

‘There is a real sense of community at this school. The relationships between pupils, staff and families are very strong. This means that they all support each other to help pupils to learn.’

‘Pupils are energetic and reflective. They feel respected and listened to by the staff.’

‘Pupils behave well in lessons and at breaktimes and lunchtimes. They are polite to each other and to staff. The pupils love learning and try hard in their lessons.’

‘Leaders have considered carefully the ways in which different subjects should be taught, right from the start of the early years… In their lessons in different subjects, they consider themes such as human rights and peace and conflict. They rapidly develop an understanding of how their choices can make a difference to the world.’

‘Leaders make sure that staff rapidly get to know pupils well. This helps children to settle into attending Reception every day. Teachers and support staff understand how best to support individual pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) so that they do well.’

‘The school is well led. School leaders, including governors, understand the many strengths of the school and have plans to help it to improve even more. Teachers and other staff feel well supported by leaders.’

As a restless, ambitious school, naturally we will be working tirelessly to ensure that the next steps from the report form part of our school priorities for the remainder of this academic year and beyond and we look forward to sharing these with our school community in the coming weeks.  

Whilst we are delighted with the outcome of the inspection we recognise that it is the ongoing feedback we receive from parents and children that we truly value, which enables us to ensure we provide the children of Woodhill Primary School with the very best education.