Top of the class – the oversubscribed school rated “outstanding” by Ofsted

HOORAY: Pupils and staff celebrate the report

HOORAY: Pupils and staff celebrate the report

First published in News by

AN OVERSUBSCRIBED infant school has come top of the class following a recent inspection.

Every aspect of Christchurch Infant School was rated as ‘outstanding’ by government inspectors who spent two days there examining achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The school, which is based in Addiscoombe Road, is much larger than most infant schools – it has a total of five reception classes and four classes each in years 1 and 2, a total of 392 children.

The report praised the “inspiring leadership” of head teacher Jane Ashenden and said pupils made excellent progress at the school.

Inspectors said: “Pupils consistently achieve extremely well, many of them reaching the highest levels by the end of Key Stage 1. The quality of teaching in all classes is outstanding.

“Every opportunity is taken to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and to widen their view of the world. They enjoy all that school has to offer them.”

Inspectors observed 22 lessons and held meetings with pupils, staff and governors. They studied responses to questionnaires and looked at a range of documents.

They concluded: “The day-to-day organisation and all procedures are superb – they ensure that pupils’ learning is always the highest priority in this outstanding school.”

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:30pm Fri 4 Jul 14

cromwell9 says...

A school is only as good as the Head that is in charge.
Like a chip shop .
A school is only as good as the Head that is in charge. Like a chip shop . cromwell9
  • Score: -5

1:59pm Fri 4 Jul 14

skydriver says...

cromwell9 wrote:
A school is only as good as the Head that is in charge.
Like a chip shop .
What drivel , do you have proof, or is it sour grapes.
All the teachers are rated not just the head.
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: A school is only as good as the Head that is in charge. Like a chip shop .[/p][/quote]What drivel , do you have proof, or is it sour grapes. All the teachers are rated not just the head. skydriver
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree