Ofsted Report - July 2023
In July, we were lucky enough to have an Ofsted Inspection to show off our amazing school. Please see the full report below.
We are very proud of our school and our children!
Blackwater Community Primary School continues to be a good school.
What is it like to attend this school?
Blackwater Community Primary School is a happy place to be. All pupils enjoy their learning. They take pride in everything that they do. Pupils try to do their best and follow the school’s vision, ‘We are a small school with huge aspirations.’ Leaders and staff have high expectations for all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They are determined for all pupils to succeed. This starts in the early years, where children thrive. Staff know pupils well. Strong relationships ensure that pupils learn in a calm, nurturing and inclusive environment. Leaders provide high-quality pastoral support. This includes ‘Ziggy’, the dog who is a well-loved member of the school community. Parents speak highly about the school. They are overwhelmingly supportive of the staff team. Parents value the many opportunities available to pupils that promote their wider development. This is a strength of the school. Pupils enjoy the range of clubs and trips on offer, including residentials. One pupil shared, ‘Trips help me to have an insight into new places and to enjoy the nature around me.’
Please click on the link for further information of our Ofsted inspection:
Please see below the starting conclusion of our school being rated 'good'.
Short inspection of Blackwater Community Primary School
Following my visit to the school on 10 January 2018,
I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the inspection findings.The visit was the first short inspection carried out since your predecessor school was judged to be good in October 2014.
This school continues to be good.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since that inspection, the school has joined the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, consisting of 20 schools.
You have high aspirations for the school, which are shared by your dedicated staff team and well-informed governing body. You are rightly proud of the school’s ethos of inclusivity where every child is valued and cared for. Staff expect that all pupils will achieve their potential regardless of background, prior attainment or additional need.
A good example of this is the effective provision for vulnerable pupils that have moved from other schools. Skilful, nurturing support is enabling these pupils to integrate effectively so that they become fully involved in the life of the school.
The school values its partnership with parents and carers, who are encouraged to play an active role in their children’s learning. For example, parents of children in the early years have opportunities to add to the school’s detailed assessments of their children’s learning. Parents say that this is giving them a good understanding of how to help their children with their learning at home. One parent, who summed up the views of many, wrote, ‘The learning opportunities they provide are incredibly varied and very inspiring.’
Here is the link to Ofsted's Parent View Website: