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Ofsted Report

We are very proud of our recent (July 2017) Ofsted report which states that:


‘You and your leadership team are ambitious for the pupils in your care and passionate to improve the quality of provision at Dry Sandford’.


‘Dry Sandford is a small rural school which offers a particularly nurturing and inclusive community atmosphere. The school is a hive of activity, where pupils develop a strong sense of belonging.'


'From the Reception class onwards positive relationships between pupils and staff foster an aspirational culture in which pupils are keen to excel’


‘You and other leaders regularly check the quality of teaching and have provided teachers with resources and training. As a result, all groups of pupils make strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics across the school.’


‘The Governors are a professional and very effective team who use their detailed understanding of the school to offer useful support and challenge to leaders.’


‘Safeguarding is effective…there is a culture of vigilance and detailed records are kept’


‘Pupils are articulate, confident and display very positive attitudes towards learning, their school and each other, They apply themselves diligently to the tasks they are given and take pride in making their work the best it can be’



Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.