Ofsted

Little Common School was inspected by Ofsted on the 11th and 12th of February 2015 and received a rating of 'Good'. Please click below for the full report.
Download 2015 report

Summary of key findings

  • Pupils across the school make good progress. The standards they reach in national tests in Years 2 and 6 are rising year on year.
  • The headteacher and deputy headteacher have successfully improved teaching and pupils' progress since the previous inspection. Leaders at all levels, including middle leaders and governors, know their school well. They work hard to achieve their goal of raising pupils' achievement, supported by a committed staff.
  • Across the school, disadvantaged pupils make the same good progress as their peers in reading, writing and mathematics. In 2014 tests in Year 6, their progress exceeded that of disadvantaged pupils nationally in almost every area.
  • Teaching is good. Increasing numbers of pupils are working at the highest levels for their age across the school because teachers have high expectations and provide good levels of challenge.
  • Pupils really enjoy learning and work well together in lessons. They appreciate the interesting and engaging topics and activities that teachers plan for them. These are a key factor in their good attitudes to learning.
  • Pupils take a pride in their school, are polite and thoughtful and behave well around the school.
  • Parents and pupils agree that the school is a safe and secure place to learn. Pupils know how to stay safe, especially when it comes to e-safety. 
  • Teachers and teaching assistants work well together. Their questioning is effective in helping to check pupils' understanding and pose questions that make pupils think hard about their learning.
  • In the Reception class, children get off to a good start and achieve well. Parents appreciate the level of involvement in their children's learning in the early years. 

  Click the image for the Ofsted Parent View website.