OFSTED OUTSTANDING

Shrewsbury Prepatoria has been graded ‘Outstanding’ across all of our settings

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We are delighted to be graded ‘Outstanding’ following our latest
Ofsted inspection of our school.

 

This is in addition to our two other Outstanding grades in our Pre-school and the Infant and Toddler centre.

Our latest Ofsted reports – full reports

Infant & Toddler Centre

RATING – OUTSTANDING
DATE OF INSPECTION – 21/02/2018

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Pre-school

RATING – OUTSTANDING
DATE OF INSPECTION – 21/11/2017

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School

RATING – OUTSTANDING
DATE OF INSPECTION – 23/10/2018

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Our latest Ofsted reports – Key findings

Please read through the summaries of the key findings below.

Infant & Toddler Centre

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding

  • The exemplary settling-in procedures and highly skilled staff help children to settle from the very first visit. Parents and children attend stay-and-play sessions prior to the children starting and home visits by staff help to support their excellent understanding of the children.
  • The leadership and management of the setting are exceptional. The manager is inspiring in her drive to provide the best possible care and learning for all children. Monitoring of staff practice and self-evaluation are exceptionally thorough and focus on continuous professional development.
  • Teaching is exceptional. Well-qualified staff use their knowledge and experience to make excellent use of accurate assessments of children’s progress. Planned comprehensive activities enable children to achieve exceptionally well and make rapid progress from their starting points.
  • Staff use highly effective methods to support children’s move to other rooms. Children’s needs are very well met and their well-being is given the highest priority. Children are confident and secure and thoroughly prepared for the next stage in their learning.
  • Staff consistently act as positive role models and establish clear expectations around acceptable behaviour with the children. As a result, children’s behaviour is exceedingly good.

 

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Pre-school

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding

  • The experienced provider is an inspirational leader and strives to maintain the unique qualities of the provision. Staff are passionate in providing an exciting environment for children to play and learn. Children are extremely happy and engaged at all times.
  • Staff form excellent partnerships with parents. They fully participate in all activities and are completely involved in their children’s learning and development. For example, staff provide a wealth of innovative ideas that parents can use to support their children’s excellent progress at home.
  • Staff are knowledgeable and inspiring and show amazement at the wonderful and incredible things children do. They support children’s mathematical skills extremely well. Children learn how to trace and recognise numbers and enjoy learning about them.
  • Staff manage children’s behaviour exceptionally well. They set consistent boundaries in their approach and have high expectations. As a result, children’s behaviour is exemplary.
  • Superb questioning from staff helps children to extend and challenge their thinking and literacy skills. Children confidently write simple sentences and begin to read and blend letters together.
  • Staff have developed extremely effective arrangements for sharing information and working in partnership with other early years professionals. This helps to precisely identify all children’s needs and enable them to flourish and achieve.

 

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School

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school

  • Leaders have ensured that all of the independent school standards are met.
  • The leadership and management of the school are exceptional. Through regular monitoring, the principal ensures that teaching, learning and assessment are of the highest quality.
  • The principal is passionate and determined. She ensures that each individual child develops a deep and lasting love of learning.
  • The curriculum is broad and balanced. It provides a wealth of rich learning experiences and opportunities.
    The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is highly effective. Interesting, well chosen activities ensure that pupils are motivated to achieve high standards in their learning.
  • Recent changes in the teaching of key reading and writing skills are helping pupils make more rapid progress.
  • Teachers know their pupils well and plan for their individual needs. Despite only being in school for a short period of time, pupils are already making strong progress from their different starting points.
  • Behaviour in classrooms and around the school is outstanding. Pupils have excellent manners and show empathy and understanding.
  • Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are inquisitive and want to learn. They support and celebrate each other’s successes.
  • Relationships with parents and carers are of the highest quality. Parents are valued and seen as integral to each child’s learning journey.
  • Leaders do not rest on their laurels. They constantly review the quality of education provided and make further refinements in order to meet the differing needs of all pupils.

 

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