‘Good’ in all areas.
I am delighted to inform you that the full Section 5 Ofsted Report from our two-day inspection in March is now available on the school website and will be released on the Ofsted site within the next 8 working days. The report is also attached to this letter.
The process was very detailed and rigorous and I am very pleased that this is acknowledged. I would like to thank all those who took part in the inspection, staff, governors, parents and pupils alike.
The school’s grading is ‘Good’, a benchmark that is high under the current Ofsted framework. We are very pleased that the hard work undertaken by all in the school community has been recognised, including the systems in place, the reflective and driven nature of staff/governors, the commitment of the pupils and the rate at which the school makes progress. We have worked extremely hard since the last Ofsted report in 2018 to ensure that all 4 key areas of the school were ‘Good’ or better. As a school, we recognise the pivotal role that Mr Moss played in leading us to this successful outcome and he shares our pride in this achievement.
The report highlights the many elements of good provision at Limpsfield Junior School as well as the next steps needed to take the school forward. These findings are no surprise to us and agree with our own school self-evaluations. We never ‘do things for Ofsted’; we do things because they fit with our values and vision and we believe they are right for the children in our care, to help them flourish academically, socially and emotionally. Nevertheless, it is always pleasing to have our practice endorsed by external independent auditors.
I do hope that parents and carers take the time to read the inspection report in full as it represents a school that is not only good, but one that aims to improve further and with the children at the heart of its work.
I must say a massive well done and thank you to our whole staff team. It is only through their combined efforts, dedication and hard-work, each and every day, that Limpsfield is the great school it is.