Ofsted visited Carleton Park in 2015 and rated us ‘Good’ overall. They commented that:
"Staff ensure that provision in the early years enables children to make good progress from a range of starting points. They are well prepared for learning in Year 1."
"Pupils in Key Stages 1 and 2 make good progress, particularly in writing. Standards across the school are rising and, by the end of Year 6, are on course to be higher than those nationally."
"Pupils’ books demonstrate that teaching over time is good and some is outstanding. Activities are varied and interesting, and hold pupils’ attention. Staff check pupils’ understanding carefully through effective questioning. As a result, pupils make good progress."
"Pupils’ behaviour is good both inside and outside the classroom. Their positive attitudes to learning directly contribute to the improvements evident in their achievement."
"The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils rightly feel safe. Partnerships with outside agencies, such as the local police, help to ensure they learn how to make safe choices."
"Effective use is made of the pupil premium to support disadvantaged pupils. Previous gaps in the achievement between this group and others in the school and nationally are closing as a result."
"Middle leaders play an integral role in improving the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. All staff are keen to improve their teaching skills continually."