OFSTED visited in January 2019.  They found the following strengths:

… there is a trend of rising attainment in the school from 2016 to 2018. More pupils are now reaching the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics than previously. 

Leaders, teachers and other staff know the pupils well and take a keen interest in what motivates them.

Pupils’ progress in 2018 was 'average’ in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 (when compared to the national average). Current work in books and other information held by the school shows that most pupils continue to make steady progress.

Leaders ensure that an emphasis on performance, arts, music and sport provides pupils with a strong foundation in these curricular areas.

Pupils show respect, tolerance and courtesy at all times throughout the day. They are proud of the school and enjoy caring for each other.

Pupils say that bullying is not a problem in the school and staff respond effectively should it occur. Parents also agree overwhelmingly with this view.

Pupils …have a well-developed moral compass and know right from wrong.

The physical education (PE) and sport funding is used well. Pupils enjoy a range of sporting opportunities provided by sports coaching and varied activities, including archery. Breaktimes also have a strong offer for pupils to develop their physical skills, health and well-being.

We still have things to improve, but we have a great deal of which to be proud. Our parents are overwhelmingly supportive of our school.

Parent View is just one way parents and carers can share their judgements of the school, giving us important feedback on how we can improve. Please use this link to do so, updating when appropriate.

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Church Road, 

Durweston, 

Blandford Forum DT11 0QA