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Ofsted Report

We are delighted to share our latest Ofsted report from our inspection held on Thursday 28th November 2019 in which we were graded as a good school.


We are very proud of this report as it clearly shows how wonderful our school is. We value every single child and want each of them to be the best that they can be. We want all children to shine and be individuals and grow into confident young people. We do this by being a small, inclusive school based on values and respect and this was picked up throughout the report. Some clear examples of this are:


  • This school has a family feel. Staff know the pupils well. They care for pupil's wellbeing.
  • Leaders and staff want all pupils to experience an education that helps them to become confident and self reliant learners . They want pupils to value their individuality. Pupils rise to these expectations and their personalities shine through.
  • There is a calm atmosphere in classrooms and around the school. Consequently, pupils can learn without distraction. Pupils behaviour is exemplary .


We have a well-developed and exciting the curriculum at our school and it is taught well, resulting in children's knowledge and skills being consistently developed over time and they achieve well. The quality of teaching is very good at The Priors and "learning is always purposeful and interesting," resulting in all children being engaged in their learning. We ensure all children make good progress, including children with Special Educational Needs and the most able.


As a school, we are always looking to improve and offer the best curriculum we can the children. We had identified that Design and Technology and Modern Foreign Languages were subjects that needed some improvement, and have put plans in place prior to the inspection. Ofsted agreed with our judgement regarding these subjects and we will continue to work on our plans to ensure we provide an outstanding education.


Please take the time to read the whole report, as it paints a true picture of what it is like to be a child at The Priors School.

The Priors School takes parents' views regarding our performance seriously. We operate an 'open door' policy, inviting parents to discuss any matters of interest or concern directly with class teachers or the Head Teacher.


Occasionally, the school invites parents to complete a questionnaire regarding their views of the school. However, we draw your attention to the opportunity to express a view to Ofsted by accessing 'Parent View' on the link below.