We are all incredibly proud of this result as the Inspection Framework has changed considerably since we were last inspected in October 2011 with a much more exacting standard needing to be achieved before a school can be graded as ‘Good’. Strand's most recent Ofsted inspection was in September 2016. The inspection reported that Strand was still a 'Good school' .
We are delighted that the team were able to capture the essence of Strand Juniors and the report clearly recognises and celebrates all that we hold dear – here are some of the highlights:
The strong ethos of being an ‘Upstanding Strandite’ that runs throughout the school
A strong emphasis on developing the whole child
High quality care and guidance
Activities which ensure all pupils are challenged in their learning
Provides pupils with rich and interesting experiences
A stimulating environment that celebrates success in pupils’ learning
Well behaved, considerate pupils who are able to work and play well together
Pupils are successfully prepared for life in modern Britain
To read the full report click here.
To read the report from November 2011 click here
In 2010 as part of the subject survey inspection programme Strand also had a Music Inspection. Our music provision was judged to be good in all areas. The report said many great things about our Music provision including recognising the very high standards our children achieve.
By the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment is above average and in some aspects, for example, in performing on African drums, it is outstanding. Pupils sing accurately and confidently with clear diction and well-projected tone quality, both in unison and in parts. All pupils in Year 3 Take part in whole-class instrumental lessons, which complement their learning in other music lessons."
To read the full Music report click here.