A HEREFORDSHIRE primary school has had its first Ofsted report in 13 years and inspectors have shared how it is doing.

Staunton-on-Wye Endowed Primary School has received a good rating.

All areas were rated good apart from personal development which was outstanding.

It was previously judged outstanding under a different inspection framework.


This reflected the school's overall effectiveness under the inspection framework in use at the time.

From then until November 2020, the school was exempted by law from routine inspection, so there has been a longer gap than usual between inspections.

Judgements in the report published on November 22 are based on the current inspection framework and reflect changes that may have happened at any point since the last inspection.

Pupils are rightly proud of the way they work together to look after each other and the environment, said the report.


A parent, echoing the views of many, was quoted in the report: "Staunton staff take the time to help the children grow as individuals, and to also consider how they fit into, not just the community, but the planet."

Leaders were also commended for keeping the curriculum under review, this makes sure that any changes needed are made.

All pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities, achieve and behave well.

"They know how to keep themselves safe," said the inspectors.

Bullying is not tolerated, pupils know they have the right to say no, and they know they have a responsibility to speak out if something is wrong.

They trust adults to help them if needed but also have the words to resolve difficulties and differences for themselves. Pupils also contribute widely to school and community life.

"They buzz with enthusiasm as they describe the school band and the Staunton Star," said inspectors.

Pupils share the sense of duty they feel to make wise choices when spending money that they have raised.

Older pupils also speak of their responsibility in being role models to younger pupils.

But inspectors said there is inconsistent practice, for example in how pupils' errors are identified and addressed, in a few subjects across the school.

This leads to pupils' progress being affected in some subjects as a result.

To improve leaders should continue to ensure that they support teachers to deliver the planned curriculum consistently, including how they address errors, so that pupils make good progress in every subject.