St Martin's School Bournemouth

StMartinsSchoolBournemouthO1Our 2017 OFSTED inspection report may be viewed on the OFSTED Website at the OFSTED Website or downloaded from here.

This is a summary of their findings:

  • The headteacher brings energy and commitment to her relatively new role. She is driven by her belief in securing the best possible future for pupils, whatever their abilities or aptitudes.

  • Teaching in the school is good. It is built upon the solid foundation of strong relationships between teachers and pupils.

  • Pupils make good progress during their time at St Martin’s and are well prepared for the next stage of their education when they leave at age 11.

  • Pupils are courteous and polite to each other and to adults.

  • The academic curriculum is supported by a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include a variety of sporting and creative opportunities for pupils which they enthusiastically take up.

  • Particularly effective use of specialist teachers is made to enhance children’s lessons in subjects such as modern foreign languages and music. As a result, pupils are taught well across the whole of the school’s broad and balanced curriculum, as the work they produce demonstrates.

  • Pupils read well. Inspectors listened to pupils reading in a variety of contexts, including in lessons. This showed that most pupils are fluent reading and many have reading ages well in advance of their chronological ages.