Bincombe Valley Primary School

Ofsted Reports

Here are just a few of the comments made by the Ofsted inspectors on their 2016 and 2021 visits:


"Teachers are skilful and knowledgeable practitioners, with a friendly and upbeat approach that creates a positive environment for learning".

"This school teaches you to be a brilliant reader".

"Teaching assistants are very skilled and make a valuable contribution to learning".

"High-quality support is provided for pupils who have special educational needs or disability, and for pupils who have emotional needs, especially to improve their self-esteem and social skills".

"Pupils have a high regard for their school and make comments such as, 'This is the best school in the world' ".

"From starting points on entry to the school that are well below those typical for most children, pupils make good and sometimes excellent progress across the school". 

"Pupils are developing into confident learners through the positive relationships that exist in school and the praise and encouragement they receive from adults". 


"Pupils are at the heart of this inclusive school."

"Pupils develop a positive understanding of respect and tolerance. They understand that some people live differently to them and that it is fine to be unique."

"Staff support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) well. Early identification of pupils’ needs means that learning can be adapted to support them."

"The whole school community has pupils at the centre."

 "The school prioritises reading."

"Staff are ambitious for what they feel pupils can achieve."

"The mathematics curriculum is well organised. This results in high levels of pupil engagement."

"Pupils enjoy coming to school. They talk enthusiastically about the range of opportunities the school provides for them both in and out of the classroom."

"The Nursery setting provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their language and communication skills. Staff engage in purposeful dialogue with children."

To see our latest Ofsted reports please follow the links below or go to the Ofsted website.

Ofsted Report 2021

Ofsted Report 2016

Ofsted Report 2014

Ofsted Parent View Website

 If your child attends any additional provision eg. Breakfast Clubs and/or After School Clubs please could you click on this link and take this survey Ofsted Survey 2020.