Pupils are happy to attend this welcoming school. Leaders and staff are ambitious for the achievement of pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They also ensure that pupils’ experiences contribute to the vision of ‘a future with hope’. Pupils achieve well in the majority of subjects.
Leaders have created a strong sense of inclusion and community at the school. They create opportunities for pupils to work alongside members of the local community – supporting town and church activities. Pupils flourish in leadership roles such as play leader and house captain.
Pupils have a strong understanding of equality and diversity. They know the importance of treating each other with respect. They said that ‘we are all unique in our own special way’.
Pupils said that they feel safe. Leaders and teachers deal effectively with the few incidents of bullying. Leaders have high expectations for behaviour.
Pupils enjoy learning and playing in the outdoors. This helps them to be active and healthy. The school’s links with a local farm provide pupils with first-hand learning experiences across the curriculum. Pupils also benefit from day and residential visits and a wide range of clubs which enrich the curriculum.
- Passionate leaders, including governors, demonstrate a perceptive understanding of the
school’s context. They insightfully articulate the vision’s biblical inspiration, explaining how it
mirrors and meets the needs of the community. This shapes leaders’ astute decisions and
actions which bring the vision to life, leading all to a ‘future with hope’.
- A deeply held commitment to fulfil the vision for every person seeps through the whole
community. Leaders wholeheartedly advocate for all pupils to access the support they need to
flourish. Consequently, this is an extraordinarily inclusive community where ‘everyone matters’
and all are supported to live well together. As a result, people’s lives are transformed.
- Pupils develop a strong sense of justice, hope and aspiration through collective worship, the
wider curriculum and extracurricular opportunities. Consequently, pupils become agents of
change who know they can make a difference for themselves and for others.