Whitefriars Church of England Primary Academy

Our wonderful Ofsted report November 2022

Just after half term, Ofsted visited us to complete an ungraded inspection. They spent 2 days in school analysing everything that we do. It was an extremely thorough process which involved: lesson observations, pupil and staff interviews, looking at the children’s books, examining behaviour of the children around the school and more.

The report states that if it had been a graded inspection then the school would have been judged as Outstanding (which is incredible!) Ofsted will be returning to the school soon (usually within a year) to complete a graded inspection and hopefully award us an Outstanding judgement!

The report is wonderfully positive with so many lovely comments which reinforce what a truly special school Whitefriars is!

Pupils flourish in this highly ambitious and inclusive school.
Pupils in all year groups behave exceptionally well in lessons and around the school. They demonstrate high levels of respect and kindness towards each other.
Pupils have very positive attitudes towards their learning and there is no disruption in lessons.
Leaders and staff know their school and community exceptionally well. They have created a school where every pupil gets the academic and pastoral support they need to thrive.
There is an unwavering determination to provide the very best learning experience for all pupils.
Pupils are immersed in the school’s reading culture, developing an enthusiasm for all kinds of reading material.
Pupils’ personal development is promoted extensively throughout the school.
Leaders have created an exceptionally caring community where pupils’ well-being, welfare and safety is a top priority.

Please take time to read and enjoy the report! I am very lucky to be the headteacher of such a brilliant school.

Mr Tuckwood

Ofsted Report