Woodthorpe Primary School

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Ofsted Report

This is a GOOD School


Please find our recent Ofsted report below. The school is graded as being ‘good’ in all areas. One highlight of the report is the comment about our pupils and how they show a thirst for learning and that they are polite and courteous. This is both a credit to the pupils but also our families and the school.


The report highlights that our children are making good progress within school and that many are exceeding the progress that is expected of them. This also includes pupils who have additional needs and pupils who may be disadvantaged in some way. Our curriculum plays a valuable role in motivating pupils and enabling them to make rapid progress in English and maths. An impressive feature that was also highlighted is how pupils use their skills and understanding in reading, writing and maths to solve problems in other areas of the curriculum.


The inspectors recognised that the quality of teaching has improved from the time of the last inspection because we have been uncompromising in our drive to improve.


  • Pupils show a thirst for learning. Pupils are polite and courteous. They behave well around school and show respect to adults.
  • Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make good, sometimes exceptional, progress from their starting points because their needs are identified well.
  • The school has devised a curriculum which plays a valuable role in motivating pupils and enabling them to make rapid progress in their literacy and numeracy.
  • Pupils are encouraged to be aspirational for themselves and others.
  • Teachers plan work that interests pupils and extends their learning.
  • Pupils are confident and self-assured. They speak enthusiastically about their learning. They take pride in themselves, their work and their school.
  • Many pupils of differing ages are able to talk about their learning, reasoning and skills in some depth. This is particularly the case by the time pupils reach Years 5 and 6, where a great many pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning and a love of mathematics and writing in particular.
  • The strong relationships seen between pupils and adults enable pupils to feel very confident in sharing worries or concerns. Pupils value their teachers and other staff for being there for them if needed.
  • In the early years, the high-quality provision found at the time of the previous inspection has been maintained.