Our latest Ofsted report


Our latest Ofsted inspection was carried out in December 2018 and a full copy can accessed via the Ofsted website.

The report confirmed Medmerry’s status as a good school, and acknowledged our many strengths. We were particularly pleased with these comments:

  • Pupils are friendly, welcoming and well-behaved
  • Pupils know that teachers care for them and will help them with their work if they need it.
  • Pupils’ outcomes have been raised substantially
  • Pupils enjoy learning across the whole curriculum, and especially like the wide range of extra-curricular experiences
  • Experiences add to pupils’ engagement in school, give them a sense of pride and broaden their experiences of the wider world
  • Staff are united in their desire to ensure that children are kept safe
  • Leaders work effectively with the local authority and other agencies to support the needs of vulnerable pupils and their families
  • Staff undertake their leadership roles enthusiastically and are making a positive difference to the school
  • Disadvantaged pupils are achieving standards broadly in line with other pupils nationally.
  • Pupils are well-cared for and receive timely extra help with any issues, should they need it.
  • Staff have created a ‘buzz’ about reading throughout the school
  • Parents in the early years appreciate the exciting books that children take home, which are helping to instil a love of reading from the time children join the school

We were particularly pleased that over 99% of parents said that they would recommend the school to other parents.