What is OFSTED?

OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

OFSTED reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial.

OFSTED inspects and regulates services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

For more information about OFSTED, visit: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/about-us

'Parent View'

'Parent View' gives parents and carers the chance to tell OFSTED what they think about the school(s) that their child(ren) attend.

To give your views, visit: http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

NOTE: At Clavering, our annual 'Parent View Questionnaire' is based on the twelve aspects surveyed by OFSTED through 'Parent View'.

2018 OFSTED Inspection (One-day inspection)

(Inspection date: 21.11.18. Publication date: 23.01.19, following an appeal)

In November 2018, OFSTED conducted a short one-day inspection of the school, concluding that 'There is no change to the school’s current overall effectiveness grade of good as a result of this inspection.' We expect OFSTED to return at some point during the 2018-2019 academic year to complete a full inspection.

A copy of the inspector's letter is available by clicking here.


2014 OFSTED Inspection (Full inspection)

(Inspection date: 26.02.14. Publication date: 20.03.14)

In February 2014, OFSTED returned to Clavering for a full inspection. As expected, overall effectiveness was graded as 'good', as were the four separate areas inspected under the framework: 'Achievement of pupils', 'Quality of teaching', 'Behaviour and safety of pupils' and 'Leadership and management'.

The inspectors wrote about how Clavering 'is a very caring and inclusive school where all pupils are valued and are able to access all the school has to offer.'

Below is a summary of the key findings:

  • Pupils’ achievement is good. From broadly average starting points, pupils in Year 6 reach standards that are above those expected for their age in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Teaching is typically good and there is some that is outstanding.
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school and is promoted very well through an impressive range of activities.
  • Behaviour is good. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They work hard and show enthusiasm for learning.
  • This is a very safe school. Pupils say that they feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe.
  • The headteacher’s leadership is very effective and she is very well supported by leaders at all levels within the school. They have worked hard to raise achievement and improve the quality of teaching in recent years.
  • Members of the governing body are effective and make a strong contribution to school improvement. They use their skills and expertise well to help the school to improve.

The full report can be accessed by clicking here; however, we first recommend that you read our Chair of Governor's covering letter to the report which can be accessed by clicking here.


2012 Interim Assessment

(Inspection date: 09.01.12. Publication date: 20.03.12)

In March 2012, OFSTED wrote to parents and carers of Clavering pupils, stating that they were ‘pleased to inform you that our interim assessment shows that the school’s performance has been sustained and that we can defer its next full inspection. As a result, the next full inspection will not take place any earlier than the summer term 2013 unless we receive information in the course of the coming year that causes us to inspect earlier.’

A copy of this letter is available by clicking here.


2010 English inspection

(Inspection date: 20.09.10. Publication date: 28.01.11)

In September 2010, a subject-specific inspection of English at Clavering was carried out by OFSTED. 'Achievement', 'Teaching', 'Curriculum' and 'Leadership and Management' were all graded 'good'.

The full report can be accessed clicking here. 


2009 OFSTED Inspection

(Inspection date: 17.06.09. Publication date: 08.07.09)

In June 2009, 'Overall effectiveness of the school' and all other main areas inspected were graded 'good'.

The full report can be accessed clicking here.