Ofsted praise for Whyteleafe

Ofsted praise for Whyteleafe Primary School

The first Ofsted report for our school has seen it awarded outstanding for personal development, behaviour and welfare.

Whyteleafe Primary School was given an overall rating of good and the report, highlights the ‘excellent’ relationships staff have with pupils.

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils enjoy school and are immensely proud of their achievements at the school. They are eager to play their part in helping around the school, such as being ‘tour guides’ for visitors. Pupils are motivated and try their best. They are self-assured and confident learners,” says the report.

The inspection also said that pupils benefited from a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs while music is ‘a strength’ and the curriculum was also praised.

John Williams, headteacher, said “We were delighted that Ofsted highlighted that our curriculum is broad, balanced and very interesting, that pupils are enthusiastic and enjoy school and that our behaviour is outstanding.

“This report, coupled with our recent end of year results, reflects our staff’s hard work and commitment to continuing to strive to provide the best education and opportunities for our children that we can.”

There was praise for pupil achievement with attainment and progress for 2017 being well above the national average in both English and maths.  The report also said that behaviour and incident logs showed that inappropriate or unkind behaviour is ‘extremely rare’ and when it does occur ‘leaders deal with this effectively’.

Whyteleafe is a larger than average size school, with 421 on the roll, and we have two classes in each year group.
The report was the first Ofsted inspection of our school in its current form.