Ofsted Early Years inspection July 2018 - Rated Good

Ofsted school inspection July 2018 - meets all independent school standards

Ofsted Dec 2017 - The behaviour of pupils is outstanding

Pupils make good progress, and they attain highly in a wide range of subjects

New nursery outdoor canopy area with 400 sq m soft surface and garden including all weather roadway, tunnel, climbing areas and planters.

2700 GBP raised for the Little Princess Trust - sponsored haircuts (Oct 18)

532 GBP raised at our Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning (Oct 18)

448 GBP raised for Children In Need (Nov 18)

See photos on the gallery.


From our nursery report (July 2018)

Children and their families are warmly welcomed into this friendly nursery.
Staff are effective in their teaching.
Children demonstrate that they are settled and happy.
Partnerships with parents are strong.
Arrangements for safeguarding are effective. Staff have a secure understanding of how to keep children safe and promote their welfare.
Children make good progress from their starting points. Staff prepare children with the skills they need to move through the nursery and, eventually onto school.

From our School report (June 2018) - all independent school standards are met

Pupils rightly feel safe at school. The school has a welcoming and caring ethos that
promotes a safe culture in the school. The good relationships between pupils and staff
are clearly evident. This helps to keep pupils safe. Pupils are confident that they can
speak with their teachers about any worries that they might have. One pupil summed
this up well by saying that the teachers are ‘like your school mum’.

From our School report (December 2017)

"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding... Pupils make good progress, and they attain highly in a wide range of subjects......They are well prepared for the next stage of their education... Pupils' work is of good quality......Pupils progress to reading difficult books both regularly and fluently.....Pupils have an excellent understanding of fundamental British values... The curriculum is well considered and enriched through a wide variety of clubs and activities... Parents are complimentary about the school."

Hertfordshire County Council - Early Years Safeguarding Advisors Report (1st May 2018)

"We can see that the children enjoy their time at your setting as they were fully engaged in their play and making good use of the activities the staff provided.
Thank you for sharing examples of your good practice with us, including your AOL (Accident Out of Longwood) form and the format you use for references. We particularly liked the wording of the questions on the reference form and it appears that this format works well for you in gaining informative references.
The report records the processes and procedures which are in place to ensure you meet the
statutory EYFS requirements for safeguarding and welfare."

Hertfordshire County Council - Early Years Advisors - Evaluation of Effectiveness Report (14th May 2018)


• Leaders are committed to raising the quality of the provision
• Team work across all rooms is extremely effective, with good communication between staff
• All staff act professionally and confidently within their roles
• Robust systems support the daily running of the nursery
• Staff have developed close and caring relationships with all children
• Partnerships with external agencies are effective
• Practitioners work well to engage parents in their child’s learning and development
• Children's care needs are met by attentive staff who are well deployed and have good awareness of what is going on
• Children’s behaviour is good and shows that they feel safe
• Children learn to respect and celebrate each other’s differences

To view the full Ofsted reports, click on the links below:

Early Years report

School report
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