Being Outstanding puts us in the top 20% of schools in England. Our most recent Ofsted recognised the way we are able to cater to all children’s needs. The full report can be found here. The following quotes are from the report.
‘The headteacher and the senior team have successfully created a distinctive, caring ethos in which pupils quickly develop the confidence and skills to thrive academically and socially.’
‘Teaching is highly effective. Teachers, who know their pupils well, have very high expectations of what they can achieve. They plan learning which is imaginative and enthuses all pupils.’
‘Pupils’ personal development and welfare is exceptionally well provided for. Leaders take great care to ensure that pupils’ emotional and social skills are well developed. As a result, pupils are resilient and responsible learners.’
‘This is a happy school where pupils feel extremely safe, and are safe. This is due to the highly effective strategies taken by leaders to ensure that the academy is a warm, welcoming and secure place to learn.’
‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They demonstrate enthusiasm and maturity in their learning and when at play. Highly positive relationships create an atmosphere in which pupils are not afraid to challenge themselves to achieve their best.’
‘Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and culture development is a strength of the academy. The rich range of subjects and activities broaden pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live.’
As a church school we are proud to be a part of the diocese of Chelmsford. We have strong links with our local church and its community. Our most recent church inspection confirmed our Outstanding status with an outstanding SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) report.
Collective worship and religious education (RE) contribute significantly and confidently to the school’s work as an Anglican school and to its Christian distinctiveness.
The school’s close and supportive links with St. Mary’s parish church, which strongly enhance the life of the school, are rightly highly valued by parents and carers and the whole school community.
The school’s Christian character and values are central to its ethos and have a very strong and positive influence on the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all its pupils and on their progress and attainment.