What is Ofsted? 

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Every week, Ofsted carries out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, using their latest framework. The set of documents that they use are updated regularly and as a school we continue to strive to ensure that we are meeting all expectations. The key areas which they are currently grading are: Quality of Leadership and Management; the Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment; Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare; Outcomes for Pupils. Together, they enable a judgement to be made on the Overall Effectiveness of the school.

Should we receive notification of an Ofsted inspection we would inform our parents that day. The Ofsted team would arrive the following day, initially for a one day ‘check up’ inspection.  If they felt that we were no longer Outstanding then they would run a longer inspection to help inform their judgement.

Outstanding Provider

Prior to converting to an academy in 2011, Bovingdon Primary School was inspected in 2008 and graded as Outstanding. The report is no longer available on the Ofsted website, but can be downloaded here.

Parent View

You can tell Ofsted your views about us using Parent View, this tool gives parents the opportunity to tell 

Ofsted what they think about our school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

Information for Ofsted

The Department for Education require that all school websites contain certain information. To facilitate you finding it, the Statutory Information page provides shortcuts to key information either within this site, or on the main Aspire AcademiesTrust site.