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Ofsted Inspection

Outcome of Ofsted inspection: Tuesday 1st May 2018

Following our Section 8 one day Ofsted inspection on Tuesday 1st May 2018 I am delighted to inform you that we achieved Outcome 2, which is the highest judgement possible during this type of inspection.


Outcome 2 – the school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a section 5 inspection now. The school will be informed that its next inspection will be a section 5 inspection, which will typically take place within one to two years.


As detailed in the Ofsted Section 8 Inspection Handbook (you can download this below) a Section 8 one day inspection will not result in individual grade judgments or change the overall effectiveness grade of the school.  However, our final inspection letter is attached which details some of the fantastic work which takes place at Woodlane every day and I am sure you will agree it is a glowing letter.


I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our pupils, parents/carers, staff and governors for their hard work, support and dedication to our wonderful school.  As a thank you to our pupils we will be planning a party, which will take place in school hours to ensure all pupils can attend.


We now look forward to our full two day Section 5 inspection, where we aim to demonstrate that we are outstanding overall!