News in the press...7th Dec 2017: Bridport News
'No confidence at all in the accuracy of the judgements': school issues 'serious complaint' after Ofsted inspection
A school has issued a ‘serious complaint’ against an examining body after being told it requires improvement.
Symondsbury Primary School has raised a complaint against Ofsted following a recent inspection which, it says, was carried out ‘without proper process, quality standards or effective use of evidence.’
The school had previously been rated as good, but a report published today states that it requires improvement.
Read the full article on the Bridport News website...
The full Ofsted report can be read here: http://www.symondsbury.dorset.sch.uk/docs/General/Ofsted_final_report_2017.pdf
If you have any questions at all about the Ofsted report we would be happy to discuss it, to explain the way in which we are already addressing many of the areas raised within it and the reasons why we are compelled to raise a complaint against Ofsted. Please contact the school office if you would like to make an appointment to find out more.
29th Nov 2017: View From Bridport
Symondsbury School Gets Crafty for Christmas
SYMONDSBURY Primary School could be mistaken for Santa’s workshop this month as pupils are hard at work producing a wide range of festive crafts to go on sale in the run up to Christmas.
Each class is busy preparing its own set of seasonal gifts and decorations to sell while members of the after school arts club are also making a range of cards and other delights, with the help of parent volunteers.
Items will first go on sale at the popular Christmas fair, organised by the Friends of Symondsbury Primary School, held this year on Friday, December 1st from 5pm to 7.30pm.
3rd Nov 2016: Bridport News
Headteacher sent to prison following trial by Symondsbury school pupils
LAST week, William Kennett, the former headteacher of Symondsbury Primary School, was sentenced to ten years in prison.
It won’t bother him too much, as he died in 1910. But it was a surprisingly tough sentence, handed down to a missionary who went to Australia in 1867 to “christianise” the natives, and came back home two years later with an Aboriginal and a kangaroo in tow.
The sentence came from Symondsbury School class three and four students - aged from seven to eleven...
2nd Nov 2016: View From Bridport
Seasonal Fun at Symondsbury School
PUPILS at Symondsbury Primary School headed off for their half-term break in seasonal style this year – first enjoying a spooky pumpkin party and then participating in the annual school cross country run around Colmers Hill....http://www.viewnews.co.uk/seasonal-fun-symondsbury-school/