Ofsted

Please find below a link to our most recent Ofsted report.

As a school, we were delighted with our 2019 results across school (published shortly after our inspection) and feel these accurately reflect the strong and consistent strategies for the teaching of English and Maths we have in place. Allerton Bywater is a caring, nurturing school that was overwhelmingly described as such to the inspectors by so many of our parents/carers, where children are happy and thriving and our staff are committed and enthusiastic. The report recognises how lovely our children are and what good learning behaviours they develop at our school. It mentions the strengths in leadership and governance and the impact our recent actions are having on outcomes at KS2. ‘Leadership and Management’ and ‘Behaviour, Personal Development and Welfare’ were all judged as good. Our Early Years unit was judged separately from the rest of the school and we are delighted that our Early Years provision was judged as good.

However, our disappointing Key Stage 2 results in July 2018 weighed heavily in the inspection and so the report’s judgement was limited. Although it contains much to celebrate, you will see that its overall judgement is Requires Improvement.

The report recognises many other strengths of the school and I would therefore urge you to read the full report rather than just the headline judgements.

The Brigshaw Learning Partnership is committed to continuing to work with the governors and leaders to support our school. We are already working hard to address the areas for improvement that Ofsted identified and The Brigshaw Learning Partnership will continue to provide us with additional support and training to ensure we continue to improve. For example, we are working on ensuring the teaching of other subjects, such as Geography and History, is just as strong as the teaching of core subjects – as recommended by our inspectors. In keeping with our Trust values, we will all do this openly and honestly. We will not make excuses about aspects the inspectors weren’t happy with, but will be addressing them swiftly and securely.

If you have any questions after reading the report, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Click here for a copy of our most recent Ofsted report.

Parent view can be accessed here. This website gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about us, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. 

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