Inspection Report


Following an inspection, a copy of the report will be sent to parents of the school within 5 school days of publication. An electronic copy is available to download from this website or a paper copy will be available to prospective and current parents on request.

Ofsted Report September 2017

This was our first full inspection under Ofsted as we were previously inspected by the Bridge Schools Inspectorate. This inspection was judged to a different criterion to that used during the previous inspection.

Date Valley School has the following strengths:

‘The teaching of reading is good. Pupils of all abilities make sustained progress as a result’

‘The headteacher has successfully created a positive culture for learning and professional development so that staff are motivated and feel well supported in their work’

‘The school has effective safeguarding arrangements, and pupils’ well-being is a priority’

‘Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral and social development is good. Leaders ensure that pupils have the necessary skills to consider moral issues’

‘Pupils behave well and learn to respect others’ points of view’

In Early Years: ‘Leaders and members of staff have built excellent relations with children and their parents. This leads to strong progress in most aspects of their personal development’

However, the inspection report is sub-optimal and we welcome the opportunity to improve in the identified areas, in shaa Allah.

The DfE have requested the submission of an Action Plan by 1st December 2017. We expect a monitoring visit to take place any time after January 2018, in shaa Allah.

The school’s Senior Management Team and Governing Board have been working together, closely analysing the recommendations from the Ofsted report. We have written a comprehensive Action Plan to address the identified issues and put in systems and procedures to rapidly improve the school, specifically within Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

The Ofsted Parent View showed a good level of support from the parents; we look forward to this support continuing, in shaa Allah.

2016 – 2017 academic year was one of transition with changes within the Senior Management Team and the Governing Board. We are confident that working with the Ofsted guidelines and the renewed focus of our leadership teams, and with the help of Allah, we will be able to swiftly rectify the failings identified.

Please see links below for the recent and previous inspection reports.

September 2017 – Full Report (Ofsted):-

Ofsted Inspection Report 12-14 September 2017

July 2015 – Full Report (Bridge Schools):-

Inspection Report 

March 2016 – Progress Monitoring Report:-

Ofsted Report 16th March 2016

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