Colyton Grammar School maintains Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating

Authored by News Desk

In what was probably the final Ofsted inspection of a school before lockdown, school inspectors have confirmed that Colyton Grammar School has maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating while praising its students, staff and wider school community.

Colyton Grammar School is a state school with 954 students who come from across Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

The school was inspected...

Smiles all around for St Budeaux Junior School

Authored by Mary

Staff and pupils at St Budeaux Junior School are celebrating their latest Ofsted inspection report after inspectors judged them to be a ‘Good’ school. The progress the school has made since the last inspection particularly impressed the inspectors who noted that standards had significantly improved in the last two years and that all pupils now make good progress in all subjects. Ofsted stated “...

Ridgeway School Ofsted: It's officially good to be there!

Authored by ClareG

STAFF and students have started 2016 on a high after Ofsted inspectors commended Ridgeway School’s continuing improvement.

Ridgeway School has been awarded a ‘Good’ by the Government education watchdog, Ofsted in a report published today.

Inspectors have praised the new principal of the Plympton academy for providing 'dynamic leadership'.

The academy has also...

Children's homes future in doubt

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

The future of three of Devon’s Children’s homes - including one at the centre of a sexual abuse investigation- are in doubt as the council reviews its care of vulnerable children.

The Birchen Road home in Tiverton currently closed after concerns were raised about the potential sexual exploitation of residents outside the home and the placements to the Rifford Road home in Exeter...

Indpendent schools could face tougher standards

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Independent schools could be held to a higher standard of education by regulator Ofsted from next September onwards.

In new plans unveiled today ‘good’ will become the only acceptable standard for independent schools inspected by Ofsted.

Currently, the Ofsted framework for schools has the judgements, outstanding, good, adequate and inadequate. This consultation now seeks views...

Ofsted release South West report

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

Ofsted has published its first ever report reviewing education standards in the South West.

The Annual Report 2012/13 for the South West finds that the proportion of good or outstanding primary and secondary schools in the region has increased. As a result, over 48,000 more pupils now benefit from a good or outstanding education than was the case 12 months ago.

Despite the...

Ivybridge Community College celebrates ‘outstanding’ Ofsted status

Authored by jamesreddy

Ivybridge Community College staff and students are celebrating after achieving a fifth ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report in a row.

It is one of a small few schools in the UK to have received an outstanding rating in every one of its inspections since Ofsted was established in 1992 and the only secondary school in Devon to have retained this status since the Ofsted framework was updated in...

Rise in number of Plymouth schools judged 'good' or 'outstanding'

Authored by JenniferJ

Plymouth City Council report that the number of schools and nurseries judged to be good or outstanding by government standards watchdog Ofsted has reached an all-time high in Plymouth.

The Council have taken a snapshot from April this year which showed that 80 per cent of Plymouth primary and secondary schools were judged ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ for their overall performance on...

University's Freshling Nursery celebrates 'outstanding' OFSTED report

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Plymouth University’s Freshlings Nursery is celebrating after being rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

The nursery on campus currently provides care for 125 children under the age of five years old, whose parents are staff and students at the University.

Following the inspection in April, the facility has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted praising teaching quality...

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