West Wimbledon Primary School was last inspected by Ofsted in November 2007, when it was judged to be outstanding. The full text of the report of that inspection, as well as a Korean translation are available below.
The 2011 Education Act stated that, from January 2012, schools that were previously judged to be outstanding would not be subject to routine inspection unless concerns were raised about their performance. During the course of the Bill’s passage into law, Ofsted wrote to parents of the School, informing them that Ofsted’s recent, “interim assessment indicates performance has been sustained and that we will not be inspecting your school unless we receive further information that raises concerns. We will continue to undertake annual assessments of the school’s performance.”
The School continues to keep itself appraised of the development of the inspection framework in order for us to seek to improve the overall quality of the education we provide, as well as ensuring that we have a robust evidence base for what we have done in the past, to inform what we hope to do in the future and to continue to meet our accountability standards. We also work closely with Merton’s School Improvement team and, in particular, our assigned Merton Education Partner.
Parent View is an online questionnaire that allows parents and carers to give their views about their child’s school at any time. It is also the main mechanism for parents to give their views about their child’s school to inspectors at the time of a school inspection.
The questionnaire can be accessed directly from the Parent View site.
How Ofsted uses Parent View
When Ofsted contact a School, to advise of an inspection, it asks the Head to notify parents about the inspection and invite them to complete Parent View. Inspectors will review the evidence from Parent View throughout the inspection to ensure that all online responses received during the inspection are taken into account. If the response rate for Parent View is low, inspectors may take steps during the inspection to gather further evidence of parents’ views.
Inspectors will consider and weigh parents’ views against a range of other first-hand evidence they gather – for example, lesson observations; discussions with pupils, teachers and senior managers; progress and attainment data and other relevant information – to make their overall judgement about the effectiveness of a school.
In September 2017, the School ran a survey for all families, based on OfSTED’s Parent View survey questions. A summary of the results may be viewed here.