All four categories have been judged as good:

  1. Achievement of pupils
  2. Quality of teaching
  3. Behaviour and Safety of pupils
  4. Leadership and Management

It was identified that:

"Pupils’ behaviour and safety ....are good; and they have good attitudes to learning because of the school's emphasis on developing pupils’ social skills."

"Teaching throughout the school is consistently good......pupils achieve well....from low starting points....... and the school has successfully closed the gap in achievement ..."

"Teachers create a positive and welcoming environment, which promotes good relationships and high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and achievement"

It was also recognised that  "The governing body makes a strong contribution to the quality of education the school provides.....and rigorously holds the school to account for its performance and the management of its finances".

Although the inspection visit does cause additional pressure on staff and pupils, it was, overall, a very rewarding experience for the school to have its own self-evaluation judgements confirmed, and to receive the recognition that the recent changes to the curriculum and school structure are having a positive impact on the pupils’ achievement.

The above statements are some of the summary findings from Ofsted, but if you would like to read the report in full, you can use the link on the school’s website www.stlukes.herts.sch.uk  If you do not have access to the internet or would prefer to receive your own hard copy, then please let School Reception know.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and governors for their hard work in the lead up to the Ofsted Inspection, and for their continued support in moving the school forward in achieving the recommendations made.

Mr Johnson

The fantastic news of our 'Good' rating from Ofsted made the Herts Advertiser!

Please see the article below.

St. Luke's Foundation School, Redbourn. Herts Advertiser Ofsted Article, Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Good Ofsted Report Article, Herts Advertiser 10th April 2014