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Inspection Reports

Hutton Manor - Inspection Reports

We are pleased to inform you that Woodlands School Hutton Manor was inspected under the new ISI framework in December 2023. The final report is available to read below on our website. 

The new framework started in September 2023 and we were one of the first wave of schools to be inspected this way. There are some changes to the way that inspections have been reported on previously and it may be worth familiarising yourself with these changes before you read on. 

There is no longer a 'one word' judgement for schools. Any school inspected before September 2023, or nurseries, will still have this judgement attached to their report and any schools inspected under the new framework will not. 

The idea of removing the one-word judgement was to allow parents the opportunity to read a more nuanced report about a school and make their own judgement based upon its strengths and how these align to their own values. 

The inspection looks at 5 different areas: 

  • leadership, management and governance
  • quality of education, training and recreation
  • pupils' physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • pupils' social and economic education and contribution to society
  • safeguarding

For each area the school is deemed to have 'met' or 'not met' the standards. Where a school does 'not meet' the standards, an action plan is put in place. Where a school 'meets' the standards, then next steps are suggested for the school to continue striving towards. Within the report each section is discussed in detail to show a flavour of the school. 

I am pleased and proud to say that our school met all the standards

Inspectors noted that wellbeing was a strength of the school and stated that 'A culture of kindness and respect is evident across the school.' They also noted the changes that had been implemented since the new leadership started in September and were positive with where these were going. Their comments regarding the monitoring of these systems reflect the early stages of these changes. 

I am incredibly proud of what our school gives our children and believe that with such an amazing inspection, with such a brilliant team, in only the first few weeks of recent changes, that we will continue to go from strength to strength.

Donna Burkert
Head Teacher

Please click on the link below to download the full inspection reports:


Great Warley - Inspection Reports

We are pleased to provide our most recent Inspection Reports.

We are very proud that once again the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) has identified many of the 'excellent' and 'outstanding' qualities within our School and Nursery.  Please click on the below to download the full inspection reports:

We have highlighted the main points from the most recent Educational Quality report below:

  • Adults know the children, their likes and dislikes, their habits and routines extremely well; consequently, children are happy and feel safe and secure.
  • Leadership and management show an ambitious vision for the development of the setting.
  • Warm, supportive relationships and safe routines enable children to feel emotionally secure and confident to explore new experiences.
  • Pupils demonstrate excellent communication skills. They are articulate, confident in expressing their views and keen to contribute fully in lessons.
  • Their behaviour and manners are impeccable, and they show substantial respect for each other and value others' opinions. 
  • Pupils gain confidence and self-knowledge through exceptionally positive and well-developed relationships with staff.
  • Pupils of all ages demonstrate excellent speaking and listening skills.
  • Pupils show a very high level of understanding and skills relative to their age.
  • The pupils’ outstanding skills in creative and performing arts are strongly supported by the specialist teaching provided. Pupils perform at consistently high levels in music and drama
  • From the EYFS upwards, pupils show excellent attitudes to their work. They enjoy learning for its own sake and derive satisfaction from working hard and doing their best.
  • All pupils are supported by warm, encouraging staff, who use praise highly effectively to motivate them.
  • Pupils’ attainment is judged to be above national age-related expectations.
  • Pupils make excellent progress through the teachers’ use of comprehensive planning and challenging, well-directed tasks.
  • Pupils are joyful, open, friendly and confident and this has a very positive influence on how they conduct themselves. 
  • The ‘Woodlands Way’, an agreed set of values championed by strong yet sensitive leadership, has a significant impact on the development of the pupils’ understanding of themselves. As a result, pupils’ self-esteem and self-awareness is excellent.
  • Pupils are encouraged to develop resilience and to strive for improvement. 
  • Pupils have high expectations of themselves and of others, meaning exemplary behaviour is the norm. 
  • All staff treat pupils with respect and this is reciprocated with the highest levels of politeness and good manners.
  • Pupils of all ages have an outstanding grasp of the distinction between right and wrong, and are encouraged to take full responsibility for their actions. 
  • Pupils form outstandingly positive relationships with each other.
  • The school places healthy choices and exercise as a priority throughout the school and pupils embrace this healthy lifestyle positively.
  • Exceptionally caring leadership and staff knowledge ensure pupils’ individual pastoral needs are fully met.
  • Pupils’ outstandingly positive and trusting relationships with staff are a feature of the school.