15 Mar 2013

Our staff, pupils and parents are celebrating after being praised by school inspectors.
Ofsted rated Cleve House as being “good” across all categories in terms of quality of education, pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and their welfare, health and safety.
Inspectors described the school as being “a good school which successfully meets its aims.”
Pupils were commended for their behaviour and for their ability to develop strong relationships with friends and teachers, which has a “very positive impact on their learning and their obvious enjoyment of school.”
Inspectors also noted that pupils made good progress in their learning, as teachers know them well and support their individual needs in classes. “As a result, pupils have very positive attitudes towards learning and are motivated to succeed,” the inspectors noted.
“From the Early Years Foundation Stage, children arrive at school enthusiastically and are keen to learn and socialise with their friends.”

Meanwhile Cleve House’s recent Ofsted report also highlighted the fact that parents appreciate the way in which the school looks after their children.
“The wide ranging of extra-curricular clubs, outings and activities they participate in helps to extend their learning and broaden their skills,” added the inspectors.
“Good procedures are also in place to support their health and welfare and staff are very caring towards them and provide a safe environment. Safeguarding arrangements are robust and all staff regularly update their knowledge through relevant training in child protection and first aid.”
Joint principal Mrs. Elaine Lawson said: “We have always been committed to giving our pupils a good experience and we are highly delighted that this has been recognised by Ofsted. We are celebrating our silver jubilee at Cleve House this year and this is the best inspection report we have ever had.”