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As part of the Ofsted inspection process, parents and carers are invited to share their views about their child's school. The survey can be completed at any time; you do not need to wait until the school is being inspected. The information that you provide will be used when Ofsted are making decisions about which schools to inspect and when. Please click on the link below to go the the Orchard Park Parent View page.
Since we opened in 2007 we have had three Ofsted inpsections. Our most recent inspection was held in March 2017. The Inspector found our school to be good. Key findings included:
The school drives for excellence and has a culture of high expectations and ambition.
School leaders know the school well and effectively drive the school improvement process.
The school constantly focuses on the quality of teaching and improving outcomes for pupils.
The learning environment is striking.
The teaching assistants are well trained and well deployed and are an asset to the school.
Safeguarding is effective and the school acts swiftly if a pupil is at risk.
The school is caring and nurturing. It is highly valued by parents for the individual approach it takes.
The Inspector also noted:
The early years curriculum is well developed and children in Nursery and Reception make good progress from their starting points.
Phonics teaching is effective and pupils are able to use their phonetic knowledge to make good progress in reading and writing.
Pupil's books are full of high quality writing across the whole curriculum, demonstrating breadth and good progress.
Able pupils continue to make strong progress in reading, wrtiing and maths.