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Lanivet School

Ofsted 2013

  • Pupils make good progress and achieve well.  They enjoy coming to school and are keen to learn.
  • The quality of teaching is good. This has resulted in pupils’ above average attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6.
  • Teachers make sure that lessons are planned well to meet the needs of all pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs. Teaching assistants support learning well.
  • Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage benefit from good teaching and develop quickly. Exciting lessons and well-established routines within a stimulating environment enable them to settle quickly and achieve well.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is good and they are highly respectful of adults and each other. Their positive attitudes are in response to their teachers’ high expectations.
  • Pupils are very proud of their school and talk about it with pride. They are keen to represent it in a wide range of sporting and other activities.
  • The well-respected headteacher offers highly effective leadership. He leads and manages a small but strong team, who make sure that this good school continues to improve, yet retains the core values that are important to the local community.
  • Governors provide good support and challenge to leaders. This has been successful in sustaining good achievement for all pupils.

In 2002 we had a difficult inspection.  At this time the school was in bottom 5% of the country for English and Maths.  The newly appointed Headteacher, Mr. Jelbert, led a complete review of provision and adult expectations so that by the time of the inspection in October 2007 we were judged 'good with outstanding features'. 

Our standards in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science are well above average.  Since 2004 the majority of KS2 SAT's results place us in the top 20% nationally and in 2006 we had the outstanding result of finishing in the top 100 schools, placing us well inside the top 1%.

In recognition of the efforts above the norm Lanivet School was shortlisted as one of 25 schools from the South West for the national ICT Excellence Award. We have received further external awards over recent years including; Investors in People, Activemark (for PE), Healthy Schools Award (since 2003), Silver Award for Artsmark (the Creative Arts) and Extended Services Core Offer.

The academic, sporting and artistic success of the school, and high levels of child and parental support have made us very popular and over-subscribed.  The local authority recognised the high levels of demand due to parental choice and increased the school admission number for each year group from fifteen to twenty.  This allowed an expansion to first five classes, then six from September 2014. 

We should have been inspected in Autumn 2010, however, OFSTED notified us that as standards had remained or improved from the good and outstanding position we achieved in 2007,  we would be one of the few schools for whom inspection would be deferred for a further two years. These reports can be accessed from the Ofsted website.

Our inspection eventually came in 2013 when our Good grade was maintained.  The full 2013 report and earlier letter from OFSTED deferring our next inspection are available at the bottom of this page.

We sincerely hope that you will find us a welcoming school in which all staff are committed to our pupils and open and honest in all our relationships with parents.

New - OFSTED REPORT March 2013 -please follow the link below.

Replacing the annual report that all schools used to have to produce is the School Profile.  This is compiled from national and school information.  To access this please follow the link below to schools finder.  Within the search request box type in your own postcode and then you have the option of limiting the search to schools within 1, 3, 10 or 20 miles of your home address. This will allow you access to all of the local schools’ profile.

Link: School Profile

File icon: pdf OFSTED 2017 [pdf 122KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Letter from Trevor Doughty [pdf 60KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf OFSTED 2013 [pdf 145KB] Click to download
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