Ofsted

St Helen’s was inspected by OFSTED in January 2015 and you can find the report here.St Helens sm (183 of 401)

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

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SIAS inspection

The school was inspected in March 2013 by the Church Schools Inspectorate and was judged to be good. A copy of the inspection report can be found here.

“St Helen’s Church of England Primary school is a good church school. Christian values underpin the life of the school. Its core values create an environment which allows children to flourish in their personal development. There is a delightful family atmosphere that permeates the whole school.”

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