A new inspection system began in January 2018. Subsequently, schools that are good have a short inspection (one day). If a school may be outstanding then they will have a two day inspection.
Following this change, we were inspected in January 2018. Ofsted stated that we may be 'outstanding'. This was the very best result possible within the new system. They will carry out another inspection before the end of the academic year in July 2019 and we are confident.
There is a strong moral purpose at Colville. The ambitious vision for the school begins with you [the Headteacher], and extends right across the school community.
Working with parents, leaders, staff and governors, you [the Headteacher]have secured a sharp and sustained rise in academic standards since the previous inspection. Parents’ views gathered on inspection show that they agree with this assessment.
Teaching is strong. Pupils are happy, settled and engaged, and their learning is rapid.
Teaching is ambitious. Teachers use questioning skilfully and ensure that pupils are challenged continuously. Teachers are determined that every pupil should achieve well. Pupils concentrate, try hard and work well together.
Pupils’ attainment is high at the end of Year 6.
Leaders also ensure that a rich and varied range of extra-curricular clubs is on offer, including, for example, Spanish cooking and wallball, as well as numerous school journeys. The pupils told me that going on educational visits with their friends were ‘one of the best things about Colville’.