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Cotmanhay Junior School

Safe, Happy Learning

Ofsted Reports

Quotes from our 2019 Ofsted report:


"Leaders and governors have high ambitions for the pupils and the long-term contribution they can make to the local community."


"The curriculum is broad and stimulating."


"School leaders make considered use of well-respected national research to help teachers plan the best ways for pupils to learn."


"Teaching has improved because of the rigorous monitoring carried out by senior leaders combined with the enthusiasm and commitment of teaching staff."


"Governors are highly knowledgeable about the school and they also check that their vision and priorities are working throughout."


"Leaders and governors have identified the current priorities accurately."


"The pupils displayed impeccable conduct at all times during this visit.  They were confident and eager to talk about what they were learning, relishing the challenges offered."


"A group of pupils described their school as 'astonishing, amazing, tantalising, ebullient, exceptional, equal'."


"Results in the most recent national tests show that pupils make good progress overall in reading and, particularly, in mathematics."


"Pupils said they felt happy and safe in school.  They said they have also been taught how to keep themselves safe."