School Ofsted Report

Huttoft Primary School and Nursery

Ofsted visited our school over two days in November 2017. Of the five areas inspected both our Early Years provision (Reception and Nursery) and ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’ (of all the pupils) retained their gradings of Good. Among the many favourable comments reported, Ofsted said that ‘our pupils work well together, are polite and respectful, proud of their school and that their behaviour is good during the different times of the day’.

The Report says that school’s careful evaluations of the impact of funding for both SEN and Pupil Premium pupils ensures that the skilled support they receive secures their wellbeing as well as enabling them to make good progress. It also celebrates the ‘wealth of stimulating activities’ provided in the school’s broad and balanced curriculum enabling pupils to develop skills in different areas, be enriched by the well promoted Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education and be enthusiastic learners. It deems our children to be well prepared for life in modern Britain.

The other three areas inspected were graded as ‘Requires Improvement’ which, according to Ofsted, means that the school provides an acceptable standard of education overall, but it is not yet ‘Good’. It identified that improvements in the teaching of Maths skills to develop problem solving and reasoning are required along with more accurate and consistent use of spelling, grammar and punctuation and, particularly in Maths, ensuring that the most able children are sufficiently challenged. The school was already working to improve in these areas and appreciates the many positives that Ofsted reported about within them – giving us a very accurate reflection of our school. The parent/carer responses to the surveys and discussions were simply overwhelming in their praise for our school and its distinctive character. You can read these through Parent View or within the Report itself.

The Headteacher, staff and Governing Body are determined to move the school back to ‘Good’ in all areas as quickly as possible. Our Vision is, and has always been, ‘To provide a high quality education for the children in our care’ so we will be focusing on addressing the inconsistencies Ofsted identified so that our Vision remains reflected at the heart of our school.

Our latest Ofsted report can be read by clicking the following link: Ofsted Report 2017