Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 - OFSTED

Date: 3rd May 2017 @ 9:45pm

Wednesday, 3rd May 2017


I would like to thank everyone for all their support following our recent OFSTED inspection. The school was judged against five key areas over two days, with four inspectors ensuring that every aspect was scrutinised and reviewed. I know many of you took the time to speak personally with the inspectors, or responded online to the OFSTED questionnaire, and these views have also been taking into account in the final report which can be found following this link: 

OFSTED Final Report 2017


The final overall judgement was good, with two key areas identified as outstanding:

Children's personal development, behaviour and welfare 

Early Years Provision


Some of the statements from the inspection statement included:

  • The school is a caring community where the needs of pupils are at the heart of everything the school does. 

  • A clear long-term vision has resulted in pupils’ outstanding personal development and behaviour . The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. 

  • The school provides a stimulating and varied range of opportunities for pupils to extend their learning in music, sport and the creative arts. 

  • Parents are overwhelmingly positive about all aspects of the school’s work ("The school is beyond supportive of me and my family." "The school knows my child as a person.").

  • Children get an exceptional start to their school career in Nursery and Reception classes. They make huge gains in their learning early on and are well prepared for Year 1. 

  • Pupils are safe and well cared for. Leaders make sure that there are highly effective safeguarding arrangements in place.


Once again, many thanks for your continued support - it's by working togther that we will continue to make such a positive impact on our children's lives.


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Carr Mill Primary School

Kentmere Avenue
St Helens
WA11 7PQ

Mr A Maley - Head Teacher
Mrs C. Rimmer - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678223
Fax: 01744 678220