Shock Ofsted rating for Henleaze Infant School

January 25 2019
Shock Ofsted rating for Henleaze Infant School

THERE has been shock after Henleaze Infant School received a 'requires improvement' rating from Ofsted, after being rated as 'outstanding' since 2007.

By Keri Beckingham


Following the full inspection at the school on Park Grove on November 27 and 28 2018, Ofsted has reported that the school is falling short in key areas, including leadership, record keeping and timetabling, staff feedback and the quality of teaching across the board.

In a letter to parents on the school’s website, Therese Gillespie, chair of governors,  said the school had already made considerable progress in addressing the issues raised. These include eradicating timetabling shortfalls, the Local Authority putting together a plan of support for leaders and teachers, and a change in senior leadership with Gemma Fricker joining the school as Acting Headteacher.

Commenting on the results of the inspection, Gemma Fricker said: “In our recent inspection, Ofsted recognised that the children at Henleaze Infant School are happy, confident and safe and that they have above average attainment. 

“The report also highlights specific areas for improvement to ensure the good practice they saw is consistent throughout the school , enabling all pupils to make the progress they are capable of. We would like to reassure parents that we have already taken steps to improve. These include reviewing timetables to ensure the best use of learning time, developing robust systems for monitoring and supporting children's progress and creating a plan to further develop teaching and learning. 

“Our priority remains to ensure that the school is a supportive environment for children to help children reach their full potential.” 

To read the report, visit the Ofsted website: