Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place over two days on 10th and 11th February 2020. The report begins, "St Birinus School is a vibrant and inspiring place for pupils to learn. Pupils are very proud of their school. They feel it is a friendly and welcoming place where they really feel valued."
The feedback within the report is hugely validating and highlights the quality of our provision and the palpable sense of momentum within the school. The two-day inspection specifically focused on the quality of education, curriculum design and planning, as well as the quality of behaviour, attitudes and safeguarding provision. We are incredibly proud of the progress that the school has made over time and especially since September 2019.
During the inspection, students were described as "a joy to work with" in the way they conducted themselves and the manners and courtesy that they demonstrate to staff, visitors and each other on a daily basis. Our "high expectations, clear routines and boundaries" were all remarked upon, as well as the "carefully considered and well sequenced curriculum".
We are incredibly grateful for the unrelenting support and encouragement of our parents and carers, who gave OFSTED an extremely positive view of the school, with 97% saying they would recommend the school to others. This feedback was among the best the Lead Inspector has encountered and, as a school community, we know there are exciting times ahead...
You can read the full report below.