Our school is a `GOOD’ school

Ofsted (July 2017) 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’


Read all the latest Ofsted reports for Dry Sandford school here.

Attainment and achievement

The tests were brand new in 2016 and the expected standard is now much higher than previously. We are delighted with our key stage 2 test results this year. Our year 6 children worked hard and deserved their success.


The Government publishes annual achievement and attainment tables for all schools. The most up to date information on our Key Stage 2 results can be found on the Department for Education website:


Search on the internet for “primary school league tables” to compare our results with past years and with other schools.

The Ofsted Data Dashboard provides a snapshot of performance in our school. It complements the Ofsted inspection report by providing an analysis of performance over a three year period and comparisons to other schools or providers.

Ofsted data dashboard