Ofsted

The school was most recently inspected on 19-20 March 2019.   The outcome is that King's Wood was judged to be a GOOD school.

The key strengths highlighted in the Ofsted report include:

  • Leaders have established a strong culture of nurture and ambition for all at the school

  • Safeguarding is effective

  • Leaders have a good understanding of the strengths and development areas of the school

  • Teachers make good use of the strong relationships that they have established with pupils and their families

  • Leaders have planned a broad and balanced curriculum

  • Governors use their skills well and provide strong strategic challenge to leaders

  • The leadership of the additionally resourced provision (ARP) is highly effective

  • Other pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) benefit from the expertise that permeates the whole school

  • Pupils’ progress is good overall

  • Pupils are confident, happy and proud of their school; they behave well

  • Pupils enjoy the wide range of extra-curricular activities 

  • Early years is led well

  • Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school

Ofsted judges schools against 5 key areas:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management

  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment

  • Pupil development, behaviour and welfare

  • Outcomes for pupils

  • Early years provision

King's Wood was judged to be good in each of these areas, and therefore, the overall effectiveness was judged to be good.

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