What inspection judgements mean
An Ofsted report, like the Single Indicator, gives a snapshot of the school as it was during the inspection. In many cases this will be year or more in the past and the school will have taken actions to address those areas identified as in need of improvement. Equally a school that received a good report may have encountered problems since the inspection and as a result some of the positive judgements may no longer reflect the school now. Either way, whilst the Ofsted report can provide a useful starting point in evaluating a school, visiting the school, observing teaching and talking to the head teacher will give a much more comprehensive picture of the school.
Inspections can occur over a range of dates. For example, the last inspection dates for Esher CofE High School are 13-14 June 2013 and 17-18 September 2013. Rather than show a single date based on the start or end of inspection we show the complete inspection dates.
We do not display inspection grades prior to September 2012 as these grades are not comparable. We provide links to the Ofsted website so that inspection reports can be viewed.
|Grade 1||Outstanding||An outstanding school is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils’ needs. This ensures that pupils are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.|
|Grade 2||Good||A good school is effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils’ needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.|
|Grade 3||Requires improvement||A school that requires improvement is not yet a good school, but it is not inadequate. This school will receive a full inspection within 24 months from the date of this inspection.|
|Grade 4||Inadequate||A school that has serious weaknesses is inadequate overall and requires significant improvement but leadership and management are judged to be Grade 3 or better. This school will receive regular monitoring by Ofsted inspectors. A school that requires special measures is one where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the school’s leaders, managers or governors have not demonstrated that they have the capacity to secure the necessary improvement in the school. This school will receive regular monitoring by Ofsted inspectors.|