We are incredibly delighted that during our 2-day inpsection that took place in March 2023, Oftsed recognised all of the hard-work and dedication happening at Highnam. Whilst 'the quality of education,' 'leadership and management' and 'early years provision' were recognised to be 'good,' both 'personal development' and 'behaviours and attitudes' were both rated as 'outstanding.' We could not be prouder of our pupils and staff.
The report highlights many key strengths of our school. Some areas that make us very proud include:
The inspectors recognised that “An amazing school is a view shared by many parents and shows what it is like to be a pupil at Highnam. Pupils flourish at this school and are proud to be part of it" and that "pupils' behaviour is outstanding. They fully understand the school’s value of ‘do to others what you would have them do to you."
It was noted that "staff offer excellent pastoral support to pupils and their families" and that "this ensures pupils feel happy and safe in school and are ready to learn." Our curriculum "is well planned with the key knowledge that teachers want pupils to know and remember." "Pupils are exceptionally courteous of both each other and adults" and "demonstrate impeccable manners." We were so pleased that the inspectors recognised that "reading is at the core of pupils’ education."