OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They regulate and inspect to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people.
OFSTED regulates and inspects childcare and children’s social care and inspects schools, colleges, initial teacher education, work-based learning and skills training adult and community learning education and training in prisons and other secure establishments.
OFSTED focuses on the interests of the children and young people, parents and carers, adult learners and employers who use them. They also encourage services to provide value for money. Ofsted puts children and learners first.
OFSTED Parent View gives you the chance to say what you think about our school.
Our last OFSTED Inspection
Following an inspection in March 2019, Benhurst was recognised as a school that continues to maintain a good quality of education for our children.
We are very pleased and incredibly proud of the report which speaks highly of our school. Whilst the letter is addressed to Mr Denchfield, it is absolutely a team effort. Children, staff, parents and governors have all contributed to the report’s findings and should celebrate our success. In particular, we are proud that the report acknowledges our ‘highly principled approach’ and that we have an ‘uncompromising determination for every child to succeed’.
It was also lovely to read that the inspector saw ‘exceptionally calm and purposeful’ behaviour in lessons and that children’s ‘conduct was exemplary’.
We were also proud the report acknowledged that our children ‘appreciate and enjoy the family ethos of their school.’ There are many more lovely comments but we will let you read them in the report!
We fully agree with the two areas suggested as our next steps and had identified and started working on them prior to the inspection! For example, we are launching a new thematic based curriculum in September 2019 which looks really exciting and will further raise standards.
Our journey is far from complete; we have made an excellent start in raising aspirations and achievement but we will continue to evolve, improve and enjoy the experience! We want to be “outstanding” – not for Ofsted, but for our children.
Please click to view our Ofsted report or access Parent View.