St Francis CofE Primary School



Our last OFSTED inspection took place in March 2012, where we were awarded with an overall effectiveness of Outstanding.

"This is an outstanding school... Pupils achieve so well because teaching is of an exceptionally high standard and is supported by a rich and varied curriculum. Lessons are imaginatively planned and exceptionally well taught. They meet pupils’ individual needs very well and, within a strong Christian ethos, promote exceptionally good opportunities for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development...

The exceptional progress of pupils in all groups is impressive, especially of those whose circumstances may make them vulnerable. A particular strength is the rapid and sustained progress that disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make throughout the school; almost all achieve at or above the expected levels for all pupils nationally in reading, writing and mathematics, often from very low starting points. This is because pupils’ needs are identified early on and highly skilled and committed teaching and support staff provide exceptionally well-planned teaching and support which effectively meets pupils’ specific individual needs. 

Relationships between adults and pupils are excellent and pupils are highly motivated by imaginative and enthusiastic teaching. A particular strength is the highly effective way in which teachers skilfully use incisive questioning to assess pupils’ understanding during lessons and then adjust their teaching accordingly to ensure a brisk pace of learning..."

You can view the full report here: or by selecting the PDF document: OFSTED report 2012.pdf

Additionally, you can visit the Department for Education's latest Performance Tables and School data for our school by visiting:

OFSTED's Performance Data for our school is accessible by visiting here.