Ofsted Report April 2016


At West End Playgroup and Forest School we are very proud to have achieved an overall 'outstanding' inspection report for the second time in a row at our last inspection.  Despite this we are never complacent and are continually trying to find ways to improve through reflection, open and honest discussions among staff and with our parents and parent committee members. 


The full Ofsted report can be seen by clicking the link below but here is just a summary of key findings:

This provision is outstanding.

Staff develop excellent partnerships with parents and keep them fully informed and involved in their children's learning. This helps parents to further strengthen their children's learning at home.

Exemplary relationships exist between staff. They are excellent role models for children and help them to develop an exceptional understanding of managing their behaviour. Children are extremely considerate and respectful of one another.

Teaching is consistently of extremely high quality and staff are highly responsive to children's needs. Staff use their expert knowledge to help provide rich and varied experiences that enthuse and motivate children to learn.


Staff plan stimulating activities and effectively use resources which reflect and value diversity. This helps the children to gain an excellent understanding of people and families beyond their immediate experiences. 

The highly stimulating and well-planned environment helps ensure that children are very eager to join in and take control of their own learning.  The highly effective key-person system helps children to form very secure, emotional relationships with staff. Children develop excellent independence skills. 


All children make consistently high rates of progress from their starting points.

Please click the following link to view our full Outstanding report from Ofsted from April 2016.

Full Ofsted Report

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