Ofsted Report 2018

20th April 2018

Dear Parents / Carers,

You are probably aware that the school received an Ofsted inspection just before the Easter break. The report has now been finalised and will be available to view on the Ofsted website from Friday 27th April 2018. Attached is a paper copy for you to read ahead of the publication online. We have also published a copy of the report on our school website.

Arbury Primary School is a very special school, and this has been recognised in this Ofsted report. Our commitment to an exciting curriculum, the care we have for our children and our strong reputation for celebrating difference all come through clearly. We couldn’t be more proud of what we have achieved.

We trust that you enjoy reading our glowing report. We would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff, children, governors, volunteers, parents and carers for their supportive and enthusiastic contribution to the inspection process.


Ben Tull                                     David Maher

Headteacher                             Chair of Governors

'You have created a very special ethos that is highly praised by staff, pupils and parents and carers.'
'This is fully inclusive and makes clear that each individual is precious.'
'Children are treated with respect and that school staff do all they can to support them.'
'Families very much embrace the values of the school.'
'The school is a hive of activity, with interested, enthusiastic pupils and energetic staff.'
'Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning.'
'You have worked effectively to maintain and build on the many strengths identified at your previous inspection.'
'The school not only ensures that pupils do well academically; it also offers a rich and vibrant curriculum that gives pupils memorable experiences and enables them to excel in music, drama, the arts and sport.'
'The school has established a well-deserved reputation for celebrating difference, and its excellence as a school where all pupils are respected and allowed to be themselves is something the school community values highly.'
'They believe it is important that families and young people know that equality is a legal right.'
'The school gives out a clear message to everyone that here is a safe space.'
'There is very strong pastoral support for pupils and their families.'
'Pupils said that they feel safe in school and bullying is not an issue. They said that they can approach staff with any concerns and are confident that they would be dealt with.'
Ofsted - April 2018