Our recent OFSTED Inspection agreed with the school’s judgement that we are Good School.
In June 2019 the inspection team said:
- The new headteacher and new deputy headteacher are passionate and ambitious for all pupils to do well
- Teachers want to work in the school and are proud to be part of the team. Everyone works well together
- The stimulating curriculum is a strength of the school.
- The school is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all pupils. Regular exciting visits enhance the learning opportunities for all pupils.
- The school’s caring and inclusive atmosphere fosters good relationships with pupils and their parents
- Parents expressed views such as: ‘Potter Street Academy is a lovely school. The children are always polite and the staff are very helpful,’ and that their children ‘are happy, confident and can’t wait to go every morning’.
- Pupils are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
- Well-trained and effectively deployed additional adults respond well to pupils’ needs
- In the early years and key stage 1, the quality of teaching of phonics is effective
- The teaching of reading across the school is good. Pupils told inspectors they enjoy reading
- Stimulating activities support good learning and capture pupils’ keen interest across the curriculum
- The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is good. Pupils show good attitudes to learning
- Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe through their awareness of personal and internet safety
- The school has a strong transition programme in place. This ensures an effective start to learning in September and alleviates concerns about starting a new school or class during the summer break
- Pupils behave well around school and in lessons. They listen to adults carefully, concentrate well and work hard. This results in a calm, purposeful learning environment. Pupils are polite and proud of their school. They are pleased to talk about their learning.
- Current Year 6 pupils are confident learners who can explain their learning competently. They are being prepared well for secondary school.
- There is a rise in the proportion of children attaining a good level of development at the end of EYFS, this is due to strong teaching.
- Leaders and staff in early years provide children with a safe, secure environment in which to learn and play
Alternatively you can access the OFSTED website by clicking here.