Since January 2018, previously ‘good’ schools such as Windhill21 are only entitled to a one-day inspection (section 8). Before that, if there were indications that the school was improving towards being outstanding then the school had the opportunity of an immediate second day inspection carried out the following day. This would have established whether an outstanding grading was appropriate. Within the new framework an immediate second day inspection is not possible and the result we have achieved is the best we could have wished for.
There are indications that Windhill21 is ‘improving towards being outstanding’. As a result of this judgement, we will be subject to a two-day inspection (section 5) in one to two years’ time – this will deem if we are unquestionably outstanding.
The governors and staff are very proud of the content of this report which definitely reflects the excellent practice throughout the school; it shows the depth and breadth of quality which pervades all aspects of the school.
With Windhill21 being the 10th best performing primary school in Hertfordshire and in the top 2% in the country, we are sure you will join us in celebrating the ongoing success of the school. It is always our aim to provide the very best education for your children and we will continue to build on our success into the future.
Please click here to view a report that we received from an inspection we commissioned on 12th and 13th January 2017. Jim Alexander, a lead Ofsted inspector, came into Windhill21 for the two days to robustly evaluate standards throughout the school and report on them. He looked at teaching and learning standards, leadership and management, behaviour and welfare, outcomes and early years. We were keen to have this outside inspection so that we could moderate our own self-evaluation and to derive some areas of development to work on. This is not an official Ofsted report, but it serves as an indicator of the standards Ofsted would inspector would expect to find on an inspection.