Heathside School is delighted to receive the fantastic results of a recent Ofsted inspection. Overall, Heathside received a Good rating and the school meets and exceeds all the independent school standards.
Considering the school last received a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating in March 2019, the move to ‘Good’ in the space of just over two and a half years is an extraordinary achievement. Indeed, the inspectors said that the school improvement was exceptional and if this is level of trajectory continues, they would expect Heathside to reach ‘Outstanding’ across all areas within six months.
This vast improvement is testament to the leadership and vision of the school management team and the tireless work of all the staff. It is also a reflection of the superb level of support Heathside families have given to the school over this period and, for this, we are incredibly grateful.
It is key to note that all the inspected categories are rated ‘Good’ in the report, demonstrating consistency of quality across areas. Pupils love coming to school, lessons are fun and learning is exciting. Children are consistently well behaved and the report states that the balance between strict rules and a relaxed atmosphere is just right. In addition, the school is well organised, provides a safe and caring environment and safeguarding is effective.