‘Pupils thrive in this nurturing and supportive school. The school develops pupils’ knowledge and confidence through a rich curriculum and thought-provoking experiences. Pupils excel in their learning. This is because the school has high academic ambitions for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils are rightly very proud of the work that they produce in different subjects. They are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education.‘ Ofsted inspection 2023
Message from Eleanor Palmer Chair of Governors Christophe Frèrebeau –
In the September 2023 Ofsted inspection, Eleanor Palmer has been judged as Outstanding in all areas. This confirms what governors already know about Eleanor Palmer: it is a school in which everyone goes above and beyond to ensure that every child can thrive.
This is a wonderful external validation of the standard of teaching that is now synonymous with Eleanor Palmer. This achievement is especially remarkable given that the Ofsted framework has changed significantly since the school’s last inspection in 2011. For a school to be judged as Outstanding, the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and Early Years provision must all be exceptional. It’s worth noting that only 1 in 5 schools graded Outstanding under the previous framework, have retained this grade when reinspected.
We view this Outstanding grade not as an endpoint, but as a stepping stone. As ever, the school and the governing body has a clear vision ahead, filled with opportunities to further refine and enhance our provision for the children at Eleanor Palmer.
Headline Key Stage 2 SAT results for 2023 are as follows –
Percentage of pupils reaching the expected and higher standard
Percentage of pupils reaching the higher standard
A more detailed analysis can be found by clicking this link