On this page you will find our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.
In October 2018 we were inspected by OFSTED. OFSTED work for the Department of Education. Their job when they inspect a school, is to assess the quality of education provided by that school. They want to know if the teaching ensures that children learn successfully and achieve as well as they should achieve.
OFSTED said that Newtown remains a good school and will not be inspected again for 4 years. This is our second good OFSTED judgment in a row. Our first was back in April 2015.
We are very pleased with this latest outcome. You can read the full report by clicking the link below.
I have also highlighted below some of important points from the report.
Mr Steve Smith the inspector who visited our school commented on:
· How children’s achievements in maths and writing has risen overall
· How the children’s behaviour is very good and that there is a calm and
orderly learning environment
· How respectful, kind, courteous, well presented and cheerful the children
· How united all staff are in working hard to do their best by the children
· How strong staff morale and a commitment to high expectations are
driving the school forward
· How leaders and teachers have worked hard and successfully to improve
the quality of teaching and behaviour
· How the teaching of phonics (early reading skills) has improved and how
more children learn to use phonics successfully in our school than in most
other schools nationally
· How well the school governors know and support the school, helping the
school understand what it does it does well, and also how it can improve
· How the local authority has worked closely with the school to help it
continue to improve,
· How attendance is improving
· How carefully the school works to keep children safe