What did OFSTED say?
Flying Bull Primary and Nursery School is a good school with outstanding features.
The full Ofsted Report can be accessed by clicking here.
Some of the comments made by the OFTSED Inspectors in July 2011 include:
‘Flying Bull Primary is a good school because the great dedication of the staff ensures pupils are exceptionally well cared for and supported, enjoy learning and are making good progress.’
‘The leadership team has developed well since the last inspection and has an accurate view of the work of the school.’
‘Standards of attainment have been rising steadily since the last inspection. By the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment is broadly average overall, and above average in mathematics. Attainment in English has also risen, particularly in reading.’
‘Broadly average attainment and good progress means that the achievement of pupils is good.’
‘There is good support for those pupils with a wide range of special educational needs, including complex needs. The school goes to great lengths to ensure that their needs are clearly understood and sensitively fulfilled. As a result, these pupils are helped to get the most out of the opportunities available to them and make good progress, considering their individual needs.’
‘The school has been rigorous in promoting the importance of being at school regularly and takes considerable steps to help pupils and their families recognise this importance. As a result, attendance has improved and is broadly average.’
‘There has been much work on planning a creative curriculum.’
‘The behaviour of most children is good and supports their learning.’
‘Parents expressed very positive views of the school. As a parent commented, ‘My child is extremely happy at Flying Bull and loves going to school every day’. Another said, ‘This school helps not only the children, they help the parents as well.’
‘The school has been highly effective in developing community cohesion. Leaders have undertaken a robust audit of their work, and the resulting action plan is being implemented rigorously. As a result, the school is highly effective in developing a strong sense of community within the school, locally, with others schools within the United Kingdom and further afield in Europe.’
‘The key issues raised at the last inspection have been addressed effectively. Alongside the accurate evaluation of recent strategies by senior leaders, the rise in achievement and attendance, and the supportive challenge by members of the governing body, this demonstrates that the school has good capacity to sustain further improvements.’