The Ofsted reports, published in 2005, 2009 and 2012, demonstrate that this small school is an excellent place for children to receive an education. The hard work of the staff, parents and children has gained the school significant recognition, and the extremely positive reports are a credit to them all. Ofsted has rated The Acorn School as ‘outstanding’ on all three inspections. The excerpts below are taken from the latest report, which can be accessed and downloaded, along with all previous reports, from the Ofsted website, here.
Outstanding quality of education
Curriculum, teaching and achievement of students are outstanding
Students’ behaviour is exemplary
Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are outstanding
The quality of education is outstanding
Physical education is exemplary
The quality and effectiveness of teaching and assessment are outstanding
Teachers’ performance goes well beyond their job description, and their love for their work shines through with enthusiasm, energy and well thought-through lessons
Students’ artistic and physical skills are outstandingly well developed
the school has an excellent record of students achieving university placements
Exceptionally warm and trusting relationships are evident throughout the school, and students develop high levels of self-esteem, self-belief and confidence
There is an atmosphere of calm reflection, peace and happiness throughout the school, and students’ enjoyment of school is tangible.
Behaviour is outstanding
students leave the school as well educated, intelligently-opinionated, free-thinking adults
One parent noted, ‘i have seen an insecure and complicated child blossom, work hard, love learning and thrive’.
The acorn school is simply wonderful
Teachers are lovely, caring and supportive.
All reports are available for download from the Ofsted website, here.