Clifton upon Dunsmore Church of England Primary School

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Ofsted and School Performance

Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Primary School was graded Outstanding in all areas in March 2015.  Here are some of the highlights

  • Children get an excellent start to school life in the Reception class. They rapidly develop a wide range of skills through imaginative activities which build on what they already know. 
  • Pupils make exceptionally good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Standards by the end of Key Stage 2 are well above average. 
  • Teachers have extremely high expectations of what pupils can achieve. They make sure that work is exciting and challenging so that pupils of all abilities enjoy their learning and try their hardest. 
  • Pupils are taught to reflect on their learning from very early in the school. They develop skills to check how well they are doing and appreciate when they need more practise.
  • Additional adults in the classroom are well-trained and sensitively support pupils who benefit from additional help. Some are starting to make accurate assessments of how well pupils are progressing.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are polite and helpful around school and have highly positive attitudes to learning. They readily support each other in lessons and on the playground. 
  • Pupils have a very good understanding of how to stay safe in different situations. They understand what to do if they feel uncomfortable about any situation outside school. 
  • Leaders rigorously check that teaching is of a high standard and pupils are achieving as well as they can. Any pupil in danger of falling behind is immediately helped to keep up. All groups of pupils make very rapid progress and more able pupils achieve exceptionally well.
  • Governors are very supportive and effective. They ask leaders challenging questions to make sure that the quality of teaching and learning is outstanding. Governors visit regularly to check pupils’ progress and talk to them about their views of the school.
  • Pupils talk maturely about valuing their religious beliefs while respecting the beliefs of others. The atmosphere created by staff around school supports their especially strong spiritual, social, moral and cultural development. Pupils are very well prepared for life in modern Britain.
  • Music and drama are used extremely effectively to help pupils understand and appreciate British and other world cultures. Theatre trips and school performances help widen pupils’ experiences and enable them to bring new ideas to their own work.

Click here to download our Ofsted Report 2015

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