Who are Ofsted and what do they do?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.


Our last inspection

Hollybush Primary School was judged to be ‘good’ in all areas during the last inspection in October 2012.


These were the key findings:

  • Pupils benefit from good teaching and as a result make good progress. Pupils of different abilities and from different ethnic minority backgrounds make equally good progress.
  • Pupils behave well and attend regularly because they enjoy school. They find their lessons interesting and listen carefully to their teachers.
  • The curriculum provides a wealth of exciting opportunities that broaden pupils’ experiences.
  • The school provides well for pupils’ personal development and they become pleasant and polite individuals who get on well together.
  • Leaders, managers and governors have a strong focus on developing good or better teaching. This leads to good achievements for pupils. As a result, pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education.


Click this link to download a copy of the last inspection report.