Ofsted Report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

Below is the summary of the James Hornsby School given by Ofsted. Please see below the summary for a full download of the Ofsted report.

This is a Good School

  • Leaders, governors and teachers have inspired their pupils with the school’s vision for ‘a lifelong love of learning’, and standards have risen steadily as a result.
  • The headteacher and senior team share the same high expectations and have been successful in improving both the quality of teaching, and subject leadership.
  • Teaching is good. Teachers have effective subject knowledge. They make thorough use of assessment to plan challenging and interesting work for pupils of different abilities.
  • Pupils are expected to learn well and are set demanding targets. Leaders and teachers make regular assessment checks and provide effective guidance to help them succeed.
  • Pupils’ progress is good in most subjects including English, mathematics and science and this is a result of improvements made to teaching.
  • Disadvantaged pupils, boys, and those who have special educational needs or disability make good progress in most subjects because of effective teaching and assessment.
  • Leaders and teachers provide very good care and promote good behaviour. As a result, pupils’ personal development, welfare and attitudes towards learning are very positive. Pupils are confident, work hard and feel safe.
  • Pupils’ attendance has greatly improved. Leaders and teachers have successfully ensured that all pupils and parents understand its importance.
  • The curriculum is well organised to support the learning of all pupils. It supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well.
  • Governors are effective and highly committed. They have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development and hold leaders to account for its improvement.