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Anyone know of a school to be Ofsted graded 'outstanding' since beginning of term?

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bamboostalks Wed 24-Oct-12 21:59:49

Would really appreciate any names. Thanks in advance. Am struggling to find any matches on the website. There must be some!

youarewinning Wed 24-Oct-12 22:04:56

Not personally. Not any school specifically I know or have friends/ family that work in.

In fact none of the gits no-one I know has been OFSTEDed in over a year.

They are however in my school atm. shock

Are you searching for professional reasons or as a parent looking for a specific school in a specific area?

I do know of schools that are rated as Outstanding. (from 2/3 years ago)

bamboostalks Wed 24-Oct-12 22:08:45

No pressing reason, am just curious as can only find very few. I am a school governor and my school rates itself as this and I want to see the sort of features they are identifying.

AbbyR1973 Wed 24-Oct-12 22:11:26

My DS1 (reception) school was inspected this term and has moved from Satisfactory to Outstanding. It's a lovely school and I'm not a bit surprised although the outcome wouldn't have mattered much to me as a parent because I can see without the rating the positive impact the school is having on my son. I think it's nice for the school though as a recognition of the efforts they put in.

Just wondering what the reason behind the question is?

bamboostalks Wed 24-Oct-12 22:18:28

Just as I said really. Nothing sinister! Just want to read outstanding reports so can compare. Would you mind sending me a pm with the name? No worries if you'd rather not.

tiggytape Wed 24-Oct-12 22:28:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AbbyR1973 Wed 24-Oct-12 22:32:16

I have sent a PM with name of school but was very recent inspection so not sure if the report is published online yet.

bamboostalks Wed 24-Oct-12 22:34:15

Thanks v much. Will take a peak when it is released.

Mutteroo Thu 25-Oct-12 02:21:28

My son's school was Ofsteded 2 weeks ago. We're have been told the inspection will be available by November so I guess you'll struggle to find schools who have been inspected this term online yet. Give it a few weeks & check again but also look at older inspections.

bamboostalks Thu 25-Oct-12 06:38:26

Thanks but there are actually a couple of hundred already on line from this term....just none that I can find judged as outstanding.

mummytime Thu 25-Oct-12 06:56:37

I know two schools OFSTEDed recently; and several more waiting for them to decend. One was at the end of the summer term and got Outstanding, the other was this term and got Requires Improvement (the new satisfactory), but it was acknowledged it is improving, and its the first term for the new head.

Ghouljamaflip Thu 25-Oct-12 06:59:28

Our pre-school was inspected about 2 weeks into term - staff answered the door one Monday morning to find the inspectors on the door step! Rated outstanding - can pm the name and address if you want.

bamboostalks Thu 25-Oct-12 07:00:59

Really interested in September onwards under new framework. thanks Ghoul that would be great.

misstrunchball Thu 25-Oct-12 07:49:12

Ghoul could you pm me the name as well. I run a pre-school and we were judged satisfactory last year and I would like to look at an outstanding report to see where we need to improve as well. Many thanks.

Bunnyjo Thu 25-Oct-12 09:01:29

This school was inspected in September and graded outstanding.

bamboostalks Thu 25-Oct-12 09:31:09

Thanks very much Bunnyjo.

givemeaclue Thu 25-Oct-12 09:32:16

Yes I do know one, it was previously good was found outstanding 3 weeks ago

bamboostalks Thu 25-Oct-12 11:34:13

Would you be able to pm givemeaclueplease.

givemeaclue Thu 25-Oct-12 11:56:47


Filmbuffmum Thu 25-Oct-12 12:01:48

Ghoul- another person who would be very interested to see you preschool's outstanding report. We are due to be inspected any day now, and were also rated satisfactory next time, so if you could PM me the name, I'd be very grateful!

bamboostalks Thu 25-Oct-12 12:11:16

Thanks very much givemeaclue. what a lovely school that looks.

Farewelltoarms Thu 25-Oct-12 12:16:06

Is it generally much harder to become outstanding now? What are the stats? I know our head is desperate to get an outstanding (was in special measures when he took over, now good with outstanding features). I think he's a bit aggrieved that the last inspection would have been outstanding under the old framework. Bless him, he's always on about it.

bamboostalks Thu 25-Oct-12 12:20:09

It does seem to be nigh on impossible atm.

sparkles18 Thu 25-Oct-12 12:37:00

Have sent you a PM with a link to my son's school that was inspected in July just before the end of term & given an outstanding report under the new framework.

airedailleurs Thu 25-Oct-12 12:39:50

Haven't read the whole post but Ofsted changed their inspection criteria as of January 2012 I believe, making the whole process more demanding. This explains the paucity of outstandings awarded in good is the new outstanding, as it were!

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