Ofsted

Our last Ofsted Inspection judged us to be outstanding in every area.
“Southridge First School is an outstanding school …. Pupils feel safe and happy in school. They like school and one another and are confident learners…..teachers know the pupils very well and their outstanding care promotes exceptional personal development. These youngsters know that their ability and knowledge prepare them well for the future.”

“The school excels in its declared purpose of creating a secure, vibrant, challenging and supportive learning environment educating children to the best possible level.”
Overall Effectiveness:
Southridge First is an outstanding school that provides excellent value for money

Achievement and Standards:
Pupils attain standards that are significantly above the national average. Consistently excellent teaching ensures that all pupils achieve well.

Personal Development and Wellbeing:
Pupils personal development including their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding.

Pupils love school and their enjoyment of work and play is excellent.

Teaching and Learning:
Very effective and consistently high quality teaching ensures that all pupils whatever their experiences, needs or abilities achieve very well.

Curriculum and Other Activities:
The curriculum including the many enrichment opportunities is outstanding.

Care, Guidance and Support:
Parents affirm that one reason why children do so well at this school is the result of the excellent care that adults show to all pupils.

Leadership and Management:
The leadership and management is outstanding.
There were no significant areas for improvement. However we have continued to work extremely hard to ensure that we provide the very best opportunities for all of our pupils.

In 2010 Ofsted completed an interim assessment and agreed that the school’s performance has been sustained and in June 2016 the Local Authority conducted an Assisted Review.

Our School Improvement Partner visits our school termly and his judgements validate this as well and ensures that we strive for continuous improvement.
 
See the IDSR below for information on our school's performance.