Results of Recent Ofsted Inspection Reports

We are very proud of the school's quality, recognized
in our latest Ofsted inspection conducted in April 2016.

Inspection on School Site, April 2016

(Ofsted Ref. EY441669)


  • The quality and standards of the early years provision: Good 

  • Effectiveness of the leadership and management: Good 

  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good 

  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Good 

  • Outcomes for children: Good 

  • The manager and trustees have successfully addressed the weaknesses raised at the last inspection. She uses self-evaluation and reflection effectively to identify ongoing weaknesses in practice and drive improvements. This helps to raise the standards of teaching and learning, especially in children's mathematical skills.


  • The manager and staff follow secure safeguarding procedures that help them protect children from harm.


  • Staff know the children's individual needs well. They support children positively to gain confidence and independence, to learn right from wrong and to respect other people.


  • Staff regularly observe children's play and accurately assess children's development. This helps them to identify those at risk of falling behind and put additional support in place to help children catch up developmentally. All children make good progress.

  • The effective key-person system supports children effectively to form close attachments to staff. Staff are positive role models and help children learn the pre-school rules. Children's behaviour is good.

Inspection on Community Centre Site, June 2017

(Ofsted Ref. EY489707)



  • The quality and standards of the early years provision: Outstanding

  • Effectiveness of the leadership and management: Outstanding

  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Outstanding

  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding

  • Outcomes for children: Outstanding

  • Exemplary leadership and dedicated, well-qualified staff work together to promote high-quality childcare, ensuring children have the best possible start. The manager has a strong focus on professional development, ensuring staff keep up to date with latest research by engaging in an effective training programme designed to meet their needs and the specific needs of the children in their care.

  • Staff use their excellent knowledge of the children to carefully plan the environment, ensuring children have access to a range of interesting experiences, indoors and outdoors, that value the diversity of their backgrounds. There are superb opportunities for them to explore and investigate, and be physically active. Staff skilfully support and extend children's play.

  • The manager knows the children well. She effectively supports staff to plan a programme that meets each child's individual needs, including small-group work to support language development. The highly effective monitoring enables staff to identify children that require extra support, ensuring they all make rapid progress from their starting points.

  • Parents are kept extremely well informed of their children's progress. Staff give them ideas about how to support their children's learning at home through face-to-face meetings and in the monthly newsletter. They are included in their child's learning, including contributing to children's starting points.

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