Huish Episcopi welcomed Ofsted to the school in February 2020 and received a judgement of ‘Good’ in all categories.
The report states that ‘The headteacher and her dedicated staff aim to provide the best possible education for all pupils. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly pleased with the school. Staff have very high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Consequently, it is often exemplary. School leaders’ aspirations for pupils are evident in the school’s values and ambitious curriculum. Pupils enjoy learning mathematics and achieve well. Writing curriculum plans show that the key steps to successful writing, such as spelling, grammar and punctuation, are well sequenced. Leaders have embedded effective strategies to overcome any barriers to the curriculum and raise these pupils’ aspirations. The ‘Raising the Future’ programme provides pupils with an opportunity to find out about the world of work. Staff morale is high. The school’s ethos of being ‘at the heart of safeguarding in the community’ underpins the excellent work to keep pupils safe. Pupils enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Sport is popular with pupils of all ages. They enjoy taking part in the variety of sporting clubs on offer, especially kick-boxing. Pupils enjoy leadership responsibilities, such as representing their class on the school council. Pupils like coming to school.’
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