The recently appointed headteacher, who is very well supported by his senior and middle leaders, provides ambitious and determined leadership. This is characterised by the school’s motto, which encourages all pupils to ‘look to the stars’.
Governors know the school very well. They use their wide range of skills to challenge leaders effectively.
Overall, current pupils are making good progress. A new system, introduced to monitor pupils’ progress, is effectively highlighting those individuals or groups that need extra support.
Current pupils’ work shows that their progress is improving. This is particularly so in reading and writing and across a range of other subjects, such as art, history and geography.
Children get off to a good start in the early years. They grow in confidence and make good progress.
Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are polite and show respect for others. Relationships between staff and pupils are very positive.