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School Inspection (Ofsted)- Performance and Improvement

We constantly monitor the progress of our children and have an ongoing conversation with parents.  Pupils are assessed termly. These are shared with parents at termly Parent Evening and the children's attainment and progress is reported annually in the End of Year Reports.  

At the end of each Key Stage (Y2 and Y6), children take national assessments (SATs), which also include aspects of teacher assessment and are externally marked and moderated.

Most schools are inspected by Ofsted every 3 to 5 years.  In addition, schools receive yearly performance data (ASP) which is collated by the Department of Education.  Ofsted have launched the School Data Dashboard, which provides a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1 and 2.

Schools also receive a Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) for children entitled to free school meals (FSM) in order to help raise their attainment.

Ofsted Inspection Reports

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Below are links to school reports:

Parent View

Parent View gives parents the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Birch Hill.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. 

Ofsted's toolkit explains key facts about Parent View and contains materials that can be adapted and used by schools to raise awareness of Parent View to parents.

Summary of School Standards and Achievement

National, local authority and school data shows that the school is broadly in line with national expectation (EXS) across the school - EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

Key Stage 2 Attainment - Attainment & Progress summary (Summer 2019) 

    Progress score





Average scaled score
RWM School n/a 60 12 n/a
National n/a 65 10 n/a
Reading School -0.4 72 22 103.8
National 0 73 27 104.2
Writing School +0.1 78 21 n/a
National 0 78 20 n/a
Maths School -1.0 72 28 103.8
National 0 79 27 104.9
GPS School n/a 74 34 n/a
National n/a 78 36 n/a

Progress Summary: All pupils and disadvantaged (Summer 2019) 

All pupils Reading Writing


  -0.4 (average) 0.1 (average) -1.0 (average)





  All (Nt Other) Disad (sch) All (Nt Other)  Disad All (Nt Other)  Disad (sch) 
Cohort 57 11 57 11 49 17
% ach EXS  77 64 81 64 80 64

Key Stage 1 






RWM School 66 11
National 65 11
Reading School 76 22
National 75 25
Writing School 71 15
National 69 15
Maths School 75 27
National 65 11

Recently Ofsted have launched the School Data Dashboard to provide a snapshot of school performance at Key Stages 1 and 2. The dashboard can be used to check the performance of the school in which they are interested.

The School Data Dashboard complements the Ofsted school inspection report by providing an analysis of school performance over a three-year period. Data can be filtered by key stage or by topic:

  • Expected progress
  • Attainment
  • Attendance
  • Narrowing the gap between disadvantaged and other pupils

Click here for Department of Education Performance Data

School Self Evaluation (SEF) & Development Plan (SDP)

The School Self Evaluation & Development Plan is a working document, rolling over three years, and is continually updated throughout the year.   Our key priorities follow the Ofsted Inspection Framework.  

  • Quality of Education
  • Behaviour & Attitudes
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership & Management
  • Quality of Education in Early Years  

Click here for a copy of our School Self Evaluation & Development Plan