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Heyhouses had an Ofsted inspection in April 2008. We are very proud of our school and were delighted with the results of the inspection.

The Ofsted Inspection team reported:

There is an atmosphere in our school of rigour, humour, enjoyment and a buzz of purposeful, energetic learning. Pupils come to school with enthusiasm and a ready smile.' 

Statutory Inspection report of Anglican Schools

See below a few comments from the report:

'The school is a haven of Christian care and love.'

'The school’s Christian values make a strong impact on the children’s personal development.'

'The loving and caring ethos extends to all children and adults, including parents and carers.'

Heyhouses had an Ofsted inspection in April 2008. We are very proud of our school and were delighted with the results of the inspection.

The Ofsted Inspection team reported:

There is an atmosphere in our school of rigour, humour, enjoyment and a buzz of purposeful, energetic learning. Pupils come to school with enthusiasm and a ready smile.'

These comments are from the school's own self-evaluation and encapsulate this outstanding school. It has an excellent reputation in the community and is continually over subscribed. It fully deserves the complimentary comments made by the vast majority of its parents. These include, 'Heyhouses offers a superb education at primary level and it is the unrivalled dedication of the headteacher and her team of staff that makes the school environment a pleasure for the pupils to be in. Excellent all round.'

The combination of excellent teaching and an enriching curriculum enables pupils to make excellent progress. Results of national tests and assessments at the end of Years 2 and 6 are impressive and have been significantly above average since 2003. Current standards continue to be exceptionally high, reflecting outstanding achievement. Progress from Year 1 to Year 6 is excellent.

The exemplary way in which pupils behave and their extremely positive response to all that is on offer play a significant role in their excellent academic achievements. It ensures that all are exceptionally well prepared for the future. Care for pupils is excellent and this breeds a positive atmosphere where pupils feel secure and valued.

The Ofsted Inspector wrote a letter to our pupils.

We are all very proud of our school!

4 April 2008

Dear Pupils

Thank you very much for the kind and friendly welcome you gave me when I visited your school. You were very helpful showing me how to get to different classes and telling me about your work.

You go to an excellent school. You contribute to this by your exemplary behaviour and the way you care for each other. Teaching is outstanding and as you told me your teachers make your lessons interesting. I enjoyed seeing your work especially watching the pupils perform their poems to rhythm. You make excellent progress and reach high standards. Your results in national tests are impressive. You told me that school is wonderful and you appreciate all of the different activities that are organised for you. The displays on your walls show that you are skilful in many subjects as well as literacy and numeracy. I know how much you look forward to the M.A.D. Festival and the governors also told me that they enjoy this exciting time. I am glad that you feel safe in school. It was good to see you all being so energetic at break and lunchtimes. You are very good at skipping. I hope that the school will find you another swimming pool to go to so that you can continue to improve your swimming.

As you know the building for the younger pupils is an old Victorian building. The staff manage to make this attractive for you but it is difficult to make sure that the children in the Reception classes can use the outside on a regular basis. I have asked the staff to see if this can be improved.

It was clear to see that you enjoy school and I am sure you will have many good memories of your time at Heyhouses.

I wish you every happiness for the future.

Yours sincerely

Mrs J E Platt

Lead inspector

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