Ofsted Report

The school was subject to a Section 8 inspection carried out by Her Majesty’s Inspector, Fiona Manuel, on 9th May 2019. We expect a letter from Fiona within the next few weeks.

In the meantime, click here to visit the St. Mary's Cockerton section on the OFSTED website to read the last inspection report .

We are a Good school!

We are very proud of our children and our staff and we would like to share some of the wonderful things which the inspectors said about our school:

The leadership of the school is outstanding. All leaders, including governors, are determined in their drive to ensure the very highest achievement for all pupils. All who work in the school share these high aspirations.

The actions of all leaders, including governors, have secured higher standards and improved teaching.

Pupils make good progress from their starting points. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6 improved significantly in 2014 and are now much higher than the national average.

The quality of teaching has improved so that it is now good. Teachers plan interesting activities that are appropriately challenging for different groups of pupils. Teachers explain clearly and ask questions that help pupils to understand and make good progress.

Pupils are delightful ambassadors for their school. They are extremely proud of their achievements and show high levels of interest in everything they do. Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is outstanding.

The school’s work to keep pupils safe is outstanding. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school and say that their children are happy and feel safe.

The provision in early years is outstanding. Adults provide a wide range of stimulating and inspiring activities so that children thrive and make rapid progress.

We won't rest on our laurels though and we aim to become outstanding in our next school inspection!