It has been a number of years since our last Ofsted inspection but this is not unusual for schools last graded as Outstanding. We work hard to make improvements and to be in the best possible position when the Ofsted inspectors next visit.
In 2007, Great Whelnetham School was graded Outstanding and this was sustained at our interim assessment in 2011.
The Ofsted link below will take you to the inspection reports but here are some of the highlights:
What the inspector said:
“This is an Outstandingly effective school………….”
“Pupil’s personal development, including spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, is outstanding and reflects the school’s Christian ethos very well.”
“Pupils benefit from Outstanding teaching.”
“The good curriculum focuses particularly well on ensuring pupil’s basic skills are highly developed.”
What the children said:
“Teachers are kind and help you when you are stuck, all you have to do is put your hand up and they are there.”
“If ever you don’t feel good there is always someone to help you out and cheer you up.”
“We like the teachers because they make it the best for us.”
What the parents said:
“Our experiences of the school have all been extremely positive. We can’t say enough good things about it.”
“I feel the teaching staff care deeply and are brilliant. The school is well organized, has fantastic facilities and overall a kind, professional academic staff. We are very pleased with Great Whelnetham.”