The Office for Standards in Education

Who are Ofsted?

The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) inspects schools to provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools and check whether pupils are achieving as much as they can.

Inspectors will make judgements on the following:

  • Overall effectiveness
  • The 4 key judgements:

    ~ the quality of education
    ~ behaviour and attitudes
    ~ personal development
    ~ leadership and management

  • Where relevant, judgements are made on the quality of provision in:

    ~ early years education
    ~ the sixth form

Inspectors use the following 4-point scale to make all judgements:

Grade 1: Outstanding

Grade 2: Good

Grade 3: Requires Improvement

Grade 4: Inadequate

Summary of Key Findings

Inspection at Dovebank Primary


Dove Bank Primary School was last inspected in December 2017 and was graded as 'Good'.

Summary of Key Findings:

Pupils are polite and enthusiastic learners.
The school places a high priority on pupils’ safety, and particularly on keeping safe online.
Pupils are kind and considerate towards each other.

They know about the importance of tolerance and respect for others.
The school’s work in creating an ethos built on positivity, responsibility, independence, diversity and enthusiasm is evident throughout the school.
The governing body is effective and determined to improve the school further.
Teachers plan an imaginative, rich and vibrant curriculum.

Pupils are highly engaged in their learning because the curriculum caters for their needs and interests and the activities are engaging and exciting.

Our report
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