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Dunnington OFSTED Report 2013

Overall effectiveness of the school - Good

Key Findings:

  • Pupils achieve well and reach high standards in English and mathematics by the time they leave the school.
  • Teaching is sometimes outstanding, particularly in literacy.
  • Lessons often provide exciting and rewarding experiences for pupils. They are introduced to a wide range of literature and strongly encouraged to read widely and write creatively.
  • Attendance is consistently high. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are highly motivated to learn. They have excellent relationship with each other and with staff.
  • Parents and carers and pupils strongly agree that the school keeps pupils safe. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe and say that bullying is not tolerated.
  • The headteacher has built a dynamic leadership team in which all individuals feel confident in contributing ideas for school improvement. This has re-vitalised the work of the school.
  • Provision for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. The school is particularly effective at fostering pupils' self-confidence.
  • The governing body acts effectively as a critical friend to the school. Governors help to foster ambition and strongly support the headteacher in expanding learning opportunities for pupils and raising the quality of teaching.

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Testimonials

We are delighte with how well our son has settled into Dunnington. He has increased in confidence so dramaticaly since starting this school. His general desire to work hard and do his best is amazing. Thank you for providing the opportunities and environment for him to develop in all these areas so well. - Reception Parent