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Walliscote welcomes Ofsted

In March 2022, Walliscote Primary School in North Somerset welcomed inspectors from Ofsted into school for a two-day Section 5 inspection.


Walliscote was graded a good school and was particularly praised for its work with SEND children and their understanding of complex needs, safeguarding, teamwork and children’s wider development and experiences beyond the classroom. The school was also highly praised for its development of the school’s strong reading culture and the priority of reading at all stages of their education and at all levels.


“Staff make sure all activities interest and build on children’s important learning. Leaders provide effective training, so that all adults give children skilful support. Children learn and use a wealth of new vocabulary. They confidently take part in routines. Leaders think about how learning in Reception connects with learning that pupils will encounter in the future. Children have a strong basis to build on.”


The Ofsted inspector reported that: "Pupils feel part of a unique and welcoming school. Some call it the ‘Walliscote family’. Pupils are polite, respectful and helpful in lessons. They listen well and enjoy learning in a caring environment. Pupils are confident, independent and engaged in their lessons. All ages play well together at break times. Staff and pupils are warm and respectful to one another. Pupils learn to be thoughtful and appreciate others. They attend regularly and enjoy coming to school. Even the youngest pupils know and understand what it means to stay safe at school and in the community."


Headteacher, Heidi Hudd said: We are thrilled with the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection. The children and staff, supported by our wider school community, demonstrated their resilience after what has been a difficult two years. Their commitment to Walliscote resulted in a ‘good’ outcome.


Huge congratulations team Walliscote. We hope that you are very proud of yourselves and the contribution that each and every one of you makes. This is a great achievement and reaffirms all of the good things happening at Walliscote.