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OFSTED Inspection Reports

We at Mapplewells are proud of the achievements of the school and our children and whilst test results alone will not give you a complete picture, along with other information and yours and your children’s personal experiences they may help you to gain a better understanding of the school.

Ofsted inspect schools regularly and a school will usually have one main inspection every few years. The report from such an inspection will tell the reader all about the school, so, for example, it could help a parent or carer decide if they want to send their child to the school.


A school inspection report has information about the school that the inspectors gathered during the inspection. There are different types of inspections and so what is in the report and how long it is will depend on the type of inspection the school has received.


The report will have information such as: a description of the school, the inspection’s findings, overall judgement grades and for how good a school is at particular aspects.


Grades awarded:


Grade 1 (outstanding)


Grade 2 (good)


Grade 3 (requires improvement)


Grade 4 (inadequate)


School inspection findings include:


  • how good the school is and the things it needs to do to improve
  • how well pupils are doing
  • how well pupils are taught
  • how effective leadership and management in the school is
  • what parents and carers think about the school
  • childcare and boarding (where appropriate)
  • compliance with regulations and statutory responsibilities (where appropriate)


Further and more detailed information about Ofsted is available by visiting the Ofsted Home Page at OFSTED Website.

Our school’s latest and previous inspection reports can be found via the following link:

School Inspection reports can also be accessed via the above Ofsted Website link and clicking on Inspection reports tab.



Parent View has been introduced by Ofsted to enable parents to give their opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.


By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child’s school.


Parent View gives you the chance to inform OFSTED what you think about your child’s school.

Follow this link to find out more...

Ofsted School Inspection Reports

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