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Flying Bull

‘Everyone here has a really good bond; it’s all about friendship.’

Read our very complimentary Ofsted report...

We are very proud of the report from our inspection on 1st February 2017.

The letter from our inspector is extremely positive about the experience our children receive at Flying Bull. As a monitoring visit, the letter is clear that "The school continues to be good."

Here are some of the things mentioned in our report that reflects the excellent work of everyone associated with The Flying Bull Academy:

"The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection."

Of Mr Hewett-Dale: "You are a strong, inspiring leader."

"Staff, parents, governors and members of the University of Chichester Academy Trust have confidence in your leadership."

"You have created a strong staff team and a sense of community, which is valued by pupils and their parents."

"Pupils feel safe and happy in your school. They behave well, both in class and around the school."

"You have created a vibrant, collaborative culture where pupils want to achieve their best, and know that their teachers will support them in doing this."

"You, your leaders and governors monitor carefully the progress pupils make, and promptly put in place extra support for those pupils who are not making the progress that they should."

"Teachers plan interesting lessons, which capture the interest of pupils."

"Your forensic approach to school improvement means that you have accurately identified further areas which could be made better, and acted quickly to improve them."

"Safeguarding is effective."

"You have established a strong and highly effective culture of safeguarding in the school. All parents I spoke to agreed that their children are well looked after by the school."

"Pupils told me that they knew who to talk to if they had a problem. They appreciate the focus days, which remind them how to stay safe online and in their community."

"School leaders have been highly successful in improving attendance so that it is now above national averages."

"Pupils spoke enthusiastically about their love of reading, which pervades the school."

Our next steps were:

Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that:

  • all pupils are suitably challenged to move on rapidly from their starting points so that more pupils achieve the highest standards
  • work to improve progress and attainment in reading and writing continues throughout the school.