Ofsted has said that a Swindon primary school currently rated good would likely be upgraded to outstanding if inspected properly

Red Oaks Primary School in Swindon was visited by inspectors from the education watchdog in January this year to see if anything might have changed from its previous good rating, given back in 2013.

And the report published recently confirmed that not only did the Redhouse Way setting continue to be good, but it might even reach the highest rating possible if a graded inspection was carried out.

The school continues to be recognised for its commitment to excellence and is a consistently trusted choice for families with the inspector noting that “pupils are excelling in all aspects of their education” and praising the school's “coherent and well-sequenced curriculum”. The inspector found no areas which required improvement. 

Emily Maxfield, headteacher, said: ”The whole school is thrilled to see all the hard work being praised and recognised by Ofsted. They have seen what we are lucky enough to see every day, and I am so proud of our staff and pupils for all their achievements.

"I am very pleased that the report highlighted both our broad and ambitious curriculum and our safe and inclusive environment because they are essential to ensuring every pupil can thrive and reach their full potential."

Swindon Advertiser: L-R Mrs Mandy Jacques (Acting Deputy), Mr James Lee (Deputy), Mrs Emily Maxfield (Head) & Mrs Rachel Surch (Director of Primary) and pupils from Nursery to Year 6L-R Mrs Mandy Jacques (Acting Deputy), Mr James Lee (Deputy), Mrs Emily Maxfield (Head) & Mrs Rachel Surch (Director of Primary) and pupils from Nursery to Year 6 (Image: Park Academies Trust)The school is described as “an inclusive, welcoming place to learn” in the Ofsted report which found that “The school’s values, ‘aspire, achieve, grow’, are a fundamental part of the school day for every pupil.”

Staff were praised for creating a warm and supportive environment with pupils described as “articulate learners who are thoughtful and kind to one another” who  “behave exceptionally well, both in and outside the classroom. Consequently, the school is a purposeful and calm place to learn.” 

The inspection report highlighted the benefits of Red Oaks being part of The Park Academies Trust: “The academy board and the trust provide a highly effective oversight of the school’s work. They share the school’s aspirational culture. All staff are proud to work at the school. They agree that leaders, including the trust and academy board, support their well-being and workload.”

James Nicholson, interim CEO of The Park Academies Trust, said: "Everyone at the Trust is delighted to see the dedicated team of staff at Red Oaks continuing to ensure excellent standards across all the areas inspected by Ofsted.

"I know parents and carers will be pleased to see that endorsement of the brilliant education their children receive at Red Oaks and we are very proud of our schools' important role in the community."