Ofsted Reports for Bishop Winnington-Ingram CofE Primary School

Inspection reports published: 2003, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015

The 2003 inspection was carried out by an inspection contractor and does not use the current grading system. For subsequent inspections the gradings lead to the following assessment:

The 2007 inspection report comments on an organisational change and new senior leaders assisting the headtecher in moving the school forward. This resulted in improved use of assessment information. Writing was an area which required improvement.

The 2010 inspection report notes a dip in standards the previous year, which was acted on decisively and effectively leading to an improvement by the time of the inspection. The report notes another restructing of the senior leadership team since the 2007 inspection, and also notes that the proactive and hands-on governing body "acted decisively and sensitively in listening to the views of parents and carers, and in moving the school on". Mathematics and attendance were noted as areas for improvement. The main area of concern in the parents and carers questionnaire is that 6% of respondents do not agree that the schools helps them to support their child's learning.

The 2014 inspection report notes a fall in the overall effectiveness of the school from "good" to "requires improvement". The report notes that achievement over time was not good enough, particularly in writing, and that teaching was not consistently good in all year groups. Areas for improvement included challenging the most able pupils more, increasing the pace of learning and improving the marking of work.

A follow up inspection was also conducted in 2014, a few months after the main inspection. A further monitoring inspection took place in March 2015 which found that the senior leaders and governors were taking effective action to make improvements.

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