Ofsted

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

Ofsted visited Pathfield School on the 15th March 2018. Overall the school was judged to be a Good School.

Ofsted said Pathfield is a good school because:

  • The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
  • The school buildings and outside area provide a suitably stimulating and varied learning environment. 
  • Students are well prepared for life after school. Their work in the Church Cafe develops work-based learning skills well and increases student's social interaction with other people in the community. 
  • The sixth form (post-16) provision is outstanding and prepares students very well for life beyond school.
  • Students are provided with a rounded and interesting range of experiences and activities. Highly detailed monitoring of their progress and development enables adults to make sure that they settle in well and get a cracking start to their education. 

Ofsted said:

It is not yet an outstanding school because:

  • Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that parents/carers are kept sufficiently informed about their child's day in school. 

These above issues have been noted and addressed.

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