Our Ofsted Feedback

26th June 2019

Meldreth Moves Forward With Ofsted “Good” Rating

We are delighted to report that Meldreth Primary School has again been rated ‘Good’ by the Ofsted inspector who visited the school on 4th June. The Ofsted framework that we were judged under is a section 8 short inspection for good schools, with a remit to make a judgement as to whether the school has maintained its ‘Good’ rating since out last inspection 3 years ago.  

The inspector’s report outlines that “since the previous inspection, outcomes for pupils have improved, including for the most able.“ It explains that “school information about pupils’ performance, confirmed by the work in pupils’ books, shows that more pupils currently at the school are working at or above the standards expected for their age in reading, writing and mathematics in all year groups.”

The report observes that pupils “enjoy learning and behave extremely well in lessons.” Likewise, staff gave highly positive feedback expressing that “they were proud to be a member of staff at the school.” Meanwhile, parents “spoke highly of the care and support their children receive”. One parent said of the school, “It feels more like a family”.

The inspector identified that our “pupils feel safe…that bullying is rare…and that  pupils have every confidence in staff responding quickly to any concerns they have.”

The letter from Ofsted Inspector Sarah Warboys, praised Governors as “holding leaders to account for the quality of education by asking questions and visiting school to see for themselves how well pupils are doing”. 

I am extremely proud of what our pupils, staff, parents, carers and governors have achieved in partnership together and now we have the official stamp from Ofsted that we remain ‘A Good School’ as we  work towards our aim of becoming an Outstanding school at our next inspection.

The full letter to the school can be viewed below.