Ofsted Report

Our school was inspected in January 2024. This was an ungraded inspection which means that our overall effectiveness grading could not be changed. There are four possible outcomes from this type of inspection.

We are thrilled and proud to share that we have been awarded Outcome 2, which is defined as follows:

The school was previously judged Good and it remains so, and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that it might have been judged Outstanding if it had received a graded inspection instead of an ungraded inspection.”

This was the best possible outcome we could have receieved from this type of inspection and we are delighted that it confirms how the Senior Leadership had evaluated our school pre-inspection.

Please click the link below to read the full inspection report:

Ofsted Inspection Report – January 2024

Some of the key information from the report included:

“…the evidence gathered suggests that the inspection grade might be outstanding if a graded (section 5) inspection were carried out now….”

Pupils at Dane Bank Primary School embody their vision to ‘dream it, believe it and achieve it together’…”

Pupils, and children in the early years, are happy and they flourish in their learning and development.”

Pupils consistently meet or exceed the high expectations that the school sets for their achievement.”

Pupils behave notably well, regardless of supervision. They are attentive in lessons and they work hard without any disruption.”

Pupils treat their classmates and adults with thoughtfulness, care and consideration.

“Pupils delight in the array of enrichment activities that the school offers…”

“The school has designed a seamless curriculum, rooted in what it wants pupils to know and remember.”

“…teachers are expertly equipped to design activities that enable pupils to learn the intended curriculum. Pupils thrive academically across all of the subjects that they study…”

Teachers are experts in reshaping their teaching to address any gaps in pupils’ knowledge.”

Pupils are friendly and well-mannered and behave extremely well. There is a calm feeling around the school.”


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