Maxilla Ofsted

Date of inspection: January 2014

Result: Outstanding

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Key findings

  • Children, their parents and staff think very highly of this happy, supportive nursery school. It is at the hub of the local community.  Children make outstanding progress in their learning, whether they attend for three, four or five terms. Their achievement is outstanding. 
  • The quality of the teaching is outstanding. Adults know the needs and aptitudes of each child, and no opportunity is missed to provide activities suited to their needs and abilities. 
  • The school promotes the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well, so that the children approach their learning with excitement and wonder.  Behaviour is outstanding.
  • The children are eager to learn and get on extremely well with one another. Adults patiently teach them to compromise and to take the feelings of others into account.  The exciting outdoor areas are used to their full potential, to help the children use their physical skills and to explore the natural world around them. 
  • The school keeps the children extremely safe, while allowing them to take safely managed risks to explore their environment.  The strong focus on reading and story-telling gives the children an excellent start in learning literacy.  Children with a range of additional needs are catered for extremely well through highly effective partnerships with external agencies.  Leadership is outstanding.
  • Leaders and governors work in highly effective partnership to ensure that the teaching is of the highest quality. There is a clear link between the pay teachers receive and the progress made by the children. 
  • Leaders, managers and middle leaders work together highly effectively to ensure that the systems for checking how well the children do in their learning are highly organised and understood by all the adults.  Governors know the school well and play a full part in its success. They hold the school to account, and to take the initiative in improving it, for example in raising attendance.
Term dates
Autumn Term 2016
  • term starts Wednesday 7th September (TBC)
  • half term break occurs – Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October 2016
  • back to school from half term Monday 31st October 2016
  • last day of term Wednesday 21st December 2016
Spring Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 4th January 2017
  • half term break occurs Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 20th February 2017
  • last day of term Friday 31st March 2017
Summer Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 19th April 2017
  • half term break occurs – Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 5th June
  • last day of term – Friday 15th July
Autumn Term 2017
  • term starts – Wednesday 6th September 2017
  • half term break occurs - Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term – Monday 30th October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017