Ofsted Inspection Report


We have received confirmation from Ofsted that their recent inspection of Cuckoo Hall, in June 2014,
has resulted in a "Good School" rating for our primary academy.


In addition to the overall, headline "Good" rating, we also achieved a clean sweep of Good ratings across all the five key measurement categories:

Overall Effectiveness: Good
Achievement of Pupils:   Good
Quality of Teaching:    Good
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils:   Good
Leadership and Management:  Good
The following are some statements from the Ofsted report:
Achievement of Pupils:
  • “Progress in Early Years Foundation Stage is excellent.”
  • “Pupils enjoy reading and develop their skills effectively throughout the academy”

The Quality of Teaching:

  • “Pupils talk enthusiastically about their learning, for example in science, art and history.”

Behaviour and Safety:

  • “Pupils are polite and courteous.”
  • "Attitudes to learning are positive because lessons are interesting and enjoyable in a wide range of subjects”
  • “Parents and carers appreciate the strengths of the academy, particularly how happy their children are and how well they are looked after”

Leadership and Management:

  • “Senior Leaders are ambitious……..They have high expectations of what pupils can achieve.”
  • “They have introduced rigorous systems for checking pupils’ progress”

Governance of the school:

  • “Governors share the senior leaders’ determination to see the school succeed”


Here is Ofsted's definition of its “Good” rating:

“A good school is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils’ needs. Pupils are well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.”


 Click here to download and view the Cuckoo Hall 2014 Ofsted Inspection Report

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