Golborne Ofsted

Ofsted inspection 26 – 27 March 2015

Overall effectiveness: Outstanding

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Key findings:

  • The acting headteacher’s excellent leadership and high expectations have enabled the school to build on the outstanding practice found at the last inspection.
  • Achievement is outstanding and children make excellent progress to develop skills that are at least in line with those typically found for their age.
  • The achievement of the most-able children is outstanding in nearly all areas of learning. They make good progress in literacy, but teachers do not always challenge the most-able three-to-five-year- olds to apply their knowledge of sounds and letters to their reading and writing.
  • Partnership with parents is excellent; they express a high level of satisfaction with the school’s work. The staff provide many opportunities for parents to become involved in their children’s learning.
  • The curriculum is exciting and varied. Opportunities to learn in a woodland setting and through numerous trips into London and beyond do much to promote children’s learning and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Other leaders and managers, including members of the governing body, contribute extremely well to maintaining outstanding teaching and achievement
  • Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Children feel very safe, and develop trusting relationships with the staff, and get on very well together.
  • Children become deeply involved in their learning and concentrate for long periods of time.
  • The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers plan sessions very carefully and the school is a hive of purposeful activity.
  • The school’s systems for assessing and tracking children’s attainment and progress are exemplary.
  • Provision for disabled children and those who have special educational needs is of very high quality.
Term dates


Autumn Term 2017

  • term starts Wednesday 6th September
  • half term break occurs – Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017
  • back to school from half term Tuesday 31st October 2017
  • last day of term Wednesday 20th December 2017




Spring Term 2018

  • term starts – Thursday 4th January 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 12th February to Friday 16th February 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 19th February
  • last day of term – Thursday 29th March 2018



Summer Term 2018

  • term starts – Tuesday 17th April 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 4th June 2018
  • last day of term Thursday 19th July 2018



Autumn Term 2018

  • term starts – Wednesday 5th September 2018
  • half term break occurs – Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October 2018
  • back to school from half term – Monday 29th October
  • last day of term – Wednesday 19th December