Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

Follow the link below to access the March 2019 Ofsted Report

Ofsted Inspection highlights 


“Pupils and parents agree that pupils feel safe and are safe. Staff have taken part in training to help them protect pupils from harm. The curriculum teaches pupils how to manage some of the risks they face in modern society, including raising the awareness of keeping safe online.”

 A Caring School

“All staff work to establish a caring and inclusive ethos. A happy atmosphere permeates the school. Assemblies, strong links with the local community, and visits further afield contribute well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.”

“The school’s welcoming and caring ethos is central to its work. Leaders, especially governors, are clear about the importance of being at the heart of the school community.”

“Pupils are proud of their school. They are happy and confident and welcoming to visitors. Parents are also supportive of the school and their attendance at events is high.”

Staff know the pupils well and pupils benefit from effective care and guidance. The pastoral support provided to individuals is well planned and enables them to be fully involved in the life of the school.”

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good.”

“Governors are ambitious for all pupils and families. They understand the local community well. They are passionate about the school and keen to offer support to school leaders in order to improve outcomes and opportunities for all pupils.”

Early Years Provision

“The education provided in the early years is a strength of the school. Children get off to a good start. They are taught well and make good progress from their starting points.”

Vulnerable children

“Support for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is improving and has led to better outcomes.”

“Leaders and governors have ensured that the pupil premium funding is spent effectively.”

Well-rounded young Global-citizens

“There is a strong emphasis within the curriculum based on the principles of the Unicef ‘Rights Respecting School’. This is valued by pupils and parents who recognise that this enriches the understanding their children have of being respectful and knowledgeable global citizens.”

“The ‘values and ethos’ aspects of the curriculum are a strength of the school. Glusburn is a Unicef Rights Respecting school and these principles guide much of the school’s work to ensure pupils leave the school as responsible, caring and globally aware citizens.”

Pupils are proud when they are nominated into the many leadership roles the school offers such as digital leaders, Fairtrade team, behaviour ambassadors and school council representatives. Pupils represent their school well in these roles, but also at events within the community.”

Children’s experiences

“Pupils speak positively about the wide range of extra-curricular activities available to them, such as drama, gymnastics, craft, film and chess. As a result, pupils develop a wide range of skills and interests after school.”

“Pupils understand the importance of being fit and healthy and enjoy regular physical activity. The work of the sports coach is valued by pupils who all spoke about their enjoyment of sports and physical activities.”

Parent View

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Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of Glusburn Community Primary School, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide to make our school even better.

You will also be able to see what other parents have said about Glusburn Community Primary School. Or, if you want to, you can view the results for any school in England.

Thank you for your views, together we can ensure that our pupils: make progress, are happy and become responsible citizens.