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Amherst School

Amherst School

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Ofsted

Ofsted Inspection

The school’s most recent Ofsted inspection took place in January 2019. Please click here to access our report on the Ofsted website. The inspection report summarised the school as follows:

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas. This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall. Therefore, I am recommending that the school’s next inspection will be a section 5 inspection.

 

You, your leaders and governors provide clear direction, which creates a strong sense of community and purpose which motivates staff and pupils to achieve very well. Leaders and governors are reflective and provide detailed plans to secure continuous improvement. Parents, carers, pupils and staff alike recognise the very high quality and dedication of the leadership you provide. All pupils responding to Ofsted’s survey said that they enjoy coming to school and find lessons interesting. This enthusiasm is reflected in the high levels of attendance.

 

Staff are fully committed to delivering the school’s values of trust, kindness, determination, politeness, fairness and cooperation; they all said they are proud to work at the school. Parents responded very positively and in large numbers to Ofsted’s online questionnaire. Two parents, speaking for many, said: ‘The children are very well motivated and inspired to learn as well as to participate in the many extra-curricular activities’ and then, ‘The teaching staff go above and beyond for their pupils.’ Leaders are fulfilling the school’s aim to ‘Inspire every pupil’.

 

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