St Helen’s was inspected by OFSTED in January 2015 and you can find the report here.
The school was judged to be ‘good’ in every area of the inspection and this judgement covers achievement, teaching, leadership, early years and behaviour.
Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and their work. Lessons are often challenging and all pupils are keen to respond and move on to more demanding work. This results in the most able pupils fulfilling their potential and a good proportion attaining the highest levels.
The behaviour of pupils is good. They are courteous, considerate and supportive of each other. This is exemplified well in their behaviour at playtime which, while lively and happy, demonstrates that pupils are aware of the needs of others and adapt their play accordingly.
The curriculum is broad and rich and provides suitable challenge. It is exciting and engages pupils well. Literacy and numeracy are at its heart, ensuring that pupils develop these basic skills well…the school prepares its pupils well for the next stage of their education and life beyond.
OFSTED, Jan 2015
The school was inspected in March 2018 by the Church Schools Inspectorate and was judged to be outstanding. A copy of the inspection report can be found here.
“The inclusive Christian ethos, where every child feels nurtured and valued as an individual, encourages children to express their thoughts with confidence and to know that their opinions will be valued.”
“Everyone works together as a team ensuring extremely strong relationships contribute to children’s positive attitudes to learning.”
SIAMS, March 2018