Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial.

Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

As such Croftlands Infant and Nursery School is regularly inspected and the results of those reports are available for anyone to see.

Please click here to view Croftlands Infant and Nursery School's latest Ofsted Report.

Ofsted are very interested in the views of parents. If you would like to register your views about our school please visit Parent View November 2023

Ofsted Report Little Wagtails Hedgehog Class

Following our recent Ofsted Inspection on 28th & 29th November 2023 Ofsted reported:

Inspection report: Croftlands Infant & Nursery School
28th and 29th November 2023

What is it like to attend this school?

"Pupils are happy to attend Croftlands Infant School. They enjoy playing with their
friends at playtimes."

"Children in the early years, including two-year-olds, settle into
school life well. They trust the staff to care for them, including when they need
comfort or reassurance."

"The school is ambitious for all pupils to achieve well. This includes pupils with
special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)."

"Pupils enjoy learning and try their best. They typically achieve well. This means that when pupils leave the school
at the end of Year 2, they are ready for their next steps in education."

"Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They learn to treat each other with
respect as soon as they join the school in the early years. Pupils are polite to adults.
The school is a calm and friendly place to learn and play."

"Pupils enjoy a broad range of opportunities and experiences that enrich the
curriculum. This includes donating food to the local foodbank and raising funds for
charities. Pupils also benefit from educational trips and visits, such as a visit to a
castle, canoeing on a lake and singing in a music festival."

Following our recent Ofsted Inspection on 21st April in our Little Wagtails (under two year old class) 2022 Ofsted reported:

"Children show that they have strong attachments with staff in this welcoming setting"

"Staff have high expectations for children's behaviour. They encourage children to help tidy up. Children listen carefully and follow directions to put resources back where they belong. They smile as staff praise them. Staff cheerfully lead the children through daily routines. Older children show a good understanding of what to do."

"All children receive lots of individual attention from the calm and friendly staff."

Department for Education

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