Let the ‘Good’ times roll!


By Maureen Brettell, Head Teacher

We are delighted to share that following their visit on 9th and 10th January 2019, Ofsted have graded Woolston Brook School as continuing to be Good in all areas.

The main highlights of the report were;

  • Senior leaders and governors promote a culture of high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and achievement. Their ambitions are endorsed by all staff.
  • Pupils’ physical and emotional well-being are at the heart of the school’s work. Staff nurture, praise and encourage pupils. They support pupils to feel safe and grow in confidence.
  • The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength. Pupils’ education is enriched with many exciting experiences.
  • Pupils are respectful towards staff and show pride in their achievements. Pupils’ behaviour and attendance improve significantly as they grow to value their education.

Parents told inspectors that they felt their children were safe, well cared for and received quality education….but one or two would like us to give more homework!

We still have work to do around how we use assessment information to plan for pupil progress on a strategic level, and have already begun to expand the range of courses and qualifications available.

Inspectors acknowledged that there has been continued progress and improvement since our previous inspection in 2014, which provided a solid foundation for the direction of travel. That this was possible, is a testament to the hard work, shared ambition and commitment of all pupils, their families and staff past and present. I would particularly like to acknowledge the contribution of the previous head, Mike Frost.

Please take a look at our full report, which can be found on the Ofsted tab of the website.