Grangefield School

Grangefield School Ofsted Report

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We were proud to have been given a ‘good’ rating in our latest Ofsted inspection, which took place towards the end of 2012.

The overview findings are shown below. If you would like to read or download the Ofsted report in full, please click here.



Inspection dates: 4–5 October 2012

  • Overall effectiveness: Good 2
  • Achievement of pupils: Good 2
  • Quality of teaching: Good 2
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils: Good 2
  • Leadership and management: Good 2


Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:

  • This is a good school. All pupils make good progress and so achieve well in all subjects.
  • By the time pupils leave the school at the end of Year 6, their attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is consistently above most other primary schools and is rising.
  • Teaching across the school is good with some outstanding practice. Pupils are constantly challenged in their thinking.
  • Homework is valued by pupils, teachers, parents and carers. It plays an important part in developing pupils’ understanding of the different subjects they learn.
  • Pupils feel safe and enjoy school. They behave very well, play considerately together and have very good attitudes to their learning.
  • The school community is committed to the motto ‘Flying High, Spreading our Wings’ and so ensuring pupils develop skills for life.
  • Leaders and managers, including the governing body, are clearly focused on continual improvement for the school. This has resulted in rapid improvements in teaching and pupils’ achievement since the previous inspection.
  • Self-evaluation is very effectively used to determine whole-school development areas.


It is not yet an outstanding school because:

  • Pupils do not always have enough information so that they are able to determine for themselves what they must do to achieve higher levels.
  • Teachers do not always allow pupils time to respond to the comments given in feedback.
  • Middle leaders are still developing their skills so that they are able to initiate and lead areas of improvement.