CHRIST CHURCH CofE FIRST SCHOOL & NURSERY :: Inspection reports

Inspection reports

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services
and Skills. Ofsted inspects and regulates services that care for
children and young people, and services providing education.

Our most recent Ofsted inspection result (June 2017)
was Requires Improvement to be Good".
Click here to read the full report.

To read a letter to parents/carers explaining
the 2017 Ofsted judgement, please click here.

For our two previous Ofsted reports see below:

Ofsted school inspection – October 2012 – “Good” grade
(PDF Download)

Ofsted nursery inspection – June 2014 – “Good” grade
(PDF Download)

SIAMS refers to the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and
Methodist Schools. All Church of England schools are
inspected every five years by a SIAMS inspector.

SIAMS inspection – April 2015 – “Outstanding” grade

(PDF Download)

Here are some of the positive things school inspectors have said in our last four inspection reports:


“Parents say that staff are excellent and their child is very happy at the nursery and makes good progress.

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, June 2014

Parents are very positive about the time children spend in Nursery and in the Reception classes
and have great confidence in the care their children receive."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Christ Church First School as a Church of England school are outstanding.”

SIAMS “Outstanding” inspection report, April 2015

“The school’s work to engage parents is good.”

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“Teaching and learning are good across the school and some teaching is outstanding.
Teachers plan interesting lessons that engage and motivate pupils.”

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, October 2012

“Attainment is rising and governors have high aspirations for pupils’ progress."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“Leadership and management of the nursery is strong."

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, June 2014

“The teaching of writing is good in KS1 and KS2."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“The dedicated headteacher and active, well informed cohesive leadership team
are eager to improve standards and promote Christian values.”

SIAMS “Outstanding” inspection report, April 2015

“Pupils’ SMSC (spiritual moral social and cultural) development is good
and enhanced by the strong Christian ethos of the school."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“Reading is taught well so that most pupils make strong progress.
Any pupils who fall behind are helped to catch up quickly.”

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, October 2012

“The most able pupils from all backgrounds make good progress."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“Staff are clearly knowledgeable of children's development. They employ a good range of teaching methods
which help children start to think critically and become active learners."

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, June 2014

“Support programmes and progress for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are good."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“In accordance with its Christian values, the school works in harmony with parents and local community,
therefore learners, staff, governors and parents feel valued and contribute to the school’s success.”

SIAMS “Outstanding” inspection report, April 2015

“The behaviour of pupils is good. The school is orderly and pupils are polite to adults and visitors.”

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning and enjoy lessons. They behave well and feel safe
because the school provides a secure learning environment.”

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, October 2012

“Social development is good, and pupils are keen to involve themselves in school.
They take responsibility seriously and enjoy contributing to the school's act of worship."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“Staff have positive and realistic expectations of children's achievements and let them
develop their natural inquisitiveness within their play."

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, June 2014

“The school’s commitment to keeping pupils safe is exemplary.
The headteacher leads by example and all staff are highly vigilant."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“The children’s achievement is a reflection of the close analysis of their progress and attention to their welfare.”

SIAMS “Outstanding” inspection report, April 2015

“Bullying is very rare and any concerns are quickly and effectively dealt with.”

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“The curriculum is organised well so that pupils who need extra help with their learning receive exceptionally good support.”

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, October 2012

“Senior leaders work effectively with the headteacher and share his drive for improvement.”

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“All children are valued and welcomed and included within activities at their level of ability."

Ofsted “Good” inspection report, June 2014

“Pupils enjoy science and finding out about the world."

Ofsted inspection report, June 2017

“The school’s Christian ethos is demonstrated in the trust the children have in their teachers
and the faith that the staff have in children’s abilities.”

SIAMS “Outstanding” inspection report, April 2015

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