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Bedwell School,
Bedwell Crescent,
Herts, SG1 1NJ 01438 351198


Mrs J Moore

© Bedwell Primary
School, 2018

What Ofsted say about us...

    "This is a good school. The headteacher... has created a culture of high expectations within this improving school so that pupils make good progress".

    Every school in the country is regularly inspected by Ofsted, the organisation in charge of monitoring and checking standards in schools. They look at how well the school is being run, how good the teaching is, whether it provides value for money and whether it is caring for its children properly. Our school was assessed in January 2015 - a full report can be read online here. We are incredibly proud of the report we received, which once again rated the school as "Good" overall, and "Outstanding" for the behaviour and safety of pupils.

    The overall conclusion of the team of inspectors who visited our school was that:

    "This is a good school... Pupils' behaviour is outstanding and makes a significant contribution to their learning... Pupils feel very safe. Their parents agree, valuing highly the care the school provides."

    They identified a long list of school strengths, including:

  • "All groups of pupils make good progress, including disabled pupils, those who have special educational needs, pupils eligible for the pupil premium and the most able."
  • Children and adults, "respect each other so that there is a strong sense of partnership in the learning that takes place."
  • The school has a culture of hard work and high aspirations, shown through the commitment "to ensuring equal opportunity for all pupils so that they achieve well".
  • "Pupils learn how to play and work happily together from an early age", and as a result bullying of any kind "is very rare."
  • Children with special needs and English as an additional language make good progress throughout the school, because staff identify their specific difficulties at an early stage and take appropriate action.
  • The range of experiences provided to "motivate and enthuse pupils", including trips, topic days, drama productions and themed weeks.
  • The school's work with pupils on their moral, social and cultural development "is excellent and permeates all aspects of its work", and as a result, "Pupils leave the school well-prepared for life in modern Britain."
  • Pupils feel they are very safe at school and "enjoy attending school very much."
  • In the Foundation Stage, teachers "provide a calm and stimulating environment in which children are happy to play and make new friends."


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