Check our latest Ofsted report by clicking here, or read some of the comments we've had during previous Ofsted Inspections below....

Feel free to also investigate our Performance Tables on the Department for Education's website. Click here to take a look!

Ofsted also run a website called 'Parent View'. Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. Click here to check out Whitehouse Common's previous Parent View history.  parentview jigsaw angle



- OFSTED 2017

  • "Senior leaders are a cohesive team and they secure successful improvements to the quality of teaching. Staff feel well supported to develop their classroom practice."

  • "Middle leaders are proactive and make positive improvements to their areas of responsibility. They receive good-quality training from leaders and feel trusted to lead."

  • "By the end of key stage 2, the proportion of pupils who achieve the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics is high.

  • "Leaders and staff closely monitor the progress of disadvantaged pupils and put in place thoughtful strategies to enable them to thrive."

  • "As a result of the thoughtful curriculum, pupils develop effective skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects."

  • "Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is extremely well catered for through an extensive range of enrichment activities."

  • "Strong relationships between staff and pupils provide an extremely positive learning environment."

  • "Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities and lower-attaining pupils are very well supported in class and through additional support."

  • "Pupils’ moral and social development is very well catered for through a range of leadership responsibilities, such as the eco-council, school council, head boy/girl, sports leaders and house captains. Pupils are proactive and enjoy having a voice in the school."

  • "The behaviour of pupils is outstanding.... They are extremely well mannered and respectful to staff and to one another. Their considerate attitudes are a key feature of the positive ethos that resides in the school."


- OFSTED 2012

  • "Senior leaders and the governing body are relentless and successful in their drive for further improvement."

  • "Attainment is well above average and has been for several years in reading, writing and mathematics."

  • "Pupils’ attitudes to learning are exemplary. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is excellent. Pupils are extremely proud of their school."

  • "Pupils thoroughly enjoy the improved practical work that is now giving mathematics a real-life context.... When asked if they found the work hard, pupils said ‘Yes, but we like a challenge’."

  • "Excellent relationships ensure pupils can ask as well as answer questions to clarify their learning."

  • "Pupils build up resilience and the ability to persevere, along with high levels of respect for each other and adults, right from Nursery."

  • "Pupils say, ‘We should become more responsible as we get older’, and relish opportunities to take responsibility. They share the joy in each other’s success, and readily help each other to succeed."

  • "Pupils are very clear about what bullying is and are extremely proud that their school has been designated a ‘bully-free’ zone."

  • "The school creates a vibrant, exciting and safe environment for the pupils that results in much enjoyment in learning and consistently above-average attendance, year on year."

  • "Strong spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpins all learning..... it turns pupils into confident young citizens, well prepared for life in modern Britain."



- OFSTED 2007


  • "Pupils achieve well throughout the school. Pupils are nurtured, very well cared for and flourish in the school's family atmosphere. Pupils' good personal development and behaviour are springboards for all the school does. Pupils enter the school with above average attainment and standards are exceptionally high by year '6'."

  • "Children settle into nursery very readily and they are very well cared for and kept safe. They enjoy being in Nursery and Reception and the lively learning activities spark their interest.
    Children are given a good balance between learning through purposeful play and adult-led sessions. One parent expressed the view of many parents in saying 'I am extremely happy my children receive their early years education here'."

  • "Lessons are interesting and teachers engage pupils well by their question and answer techniques. They explain lesson purposes clearly and pupils learn how to review their own learning. Pupils are given good opportunities to express their ideas and opinions."

  • "Children are cared for in a safe and secure environment that they are familiar with and know well. Children are happy and settled in this welcoming environment."



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