Ofsted is the official body for inspecting Schools. Schools are inspected every three to five years unless there is a need to inspect them more often.
Our last inspection was in June 2009 when we were awarded an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’. Our journey from Special Measures to Outstanding took a remarkably short space of time and described by Ofsted as ‘inspirational’.
Corngreaves provides an outstanding education for all its pupils. Parents are righly thrilled with the excellent progress their children make in all years. Current standards are average in Year 6, which represents outstanding achievement given to these pupils' exceptionally low standards when they left Year 2. Standards are rising across the school as a result of inspirational teaching, and academic guidance that is perfectly matched to the individual pupils' needs. Lessons are full of fun, lively discussion and challenging activities that make pupils think. and work, very hard. - Quote from 2009 Ofsted Review
The story of Corngreaves is inspirational. Placed in special measures in 2005, it is now one of the top performing schools in the country, Standards have improved from exceptionally low to average, and continue to rise as the quality of provision improves each year. Such improvement is the result of outstanding leadership and management at all levels, including governors, and provides evidence for the outstanding capacity to take the school even further. Leaders know the schools strengths and weaknesses in great detail. Pupils, parents and staff have a real say in how the school is developed. The leadership of the headteacher and deputy headteacher is truly inspirational. They have given all other staff the confidence to take the lead on major aspects of the school's development. All now seek to improve any aspect of their work that would provide a better education for the pupils - Quote from 2009 Ofsted Review
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