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Mendip Green welcome Ofsted visit

In January 2023, Mendip Green Primary School in Weston-super-Mare welcomed an inspector for Ofsted into school for a two day Section 5 inspection.


Mendip Green remained a good school and was praised in many different areas of school life including the curriculum, reading, children’s behaviour and their extensive work with pupils who have special educational needs.


The Ofsted inspector reported that: “There is an aspiring atmosphere at Mendip Green Primary School. It is calm and welcoming. Pupils enjoy each other’s company and build trusted relationships with adults. Pupils feel safe and happy at school.

Leaders and staff have consistently high expectations for all pupils and are effective role models. Pupils respect staff and understand routines. They are polite and respectful to others. They behave well at breaktime and lunchtime. Pupils say that bullying is not a concern. If it were to happen, they are confident that staff would sort it out quickly. As a result, pupils are motivated to learn well academically and socially.”


James Oakley, Headteacher at Mendip Green said: “We are delighted that the school has been graded as ‘Good’ in all areas of inspection. After such a turbulent time during the pandemic, and considering that Ofsted have revised their handbook and raised expectations since our last visit, this is a huge achievement.

The report belongs to the whole community of Mendip Green Primary, not least our wonderful children and dedicated staff. Indeed, the children shone throughout the inspection and we all feel extremely proud to receive lovely comments about their hard work and kind nature. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our families and the community, as well as the trust, ELAN, for the continued support that you afford the school.”


Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted is a non-ministerial department.”