Ofsted Report

Ofsted Good GP Colour

Alderman White was judged to be a Good School in March 2017 and again in June 2022.

You can read the full OFSTED Inspection Report attached below:

The most recent OFSTED report highlights the following strengths of the school:

Ethos and Values

  • There is a strong sense of community based on our INSPIRE values
  • Staff and pupils are proud to be part of the school

Curriculum Intent and Implementation

  • We are ambitious for all pupils and pupils make good progress
  • The curriculum is well thought out and teachers have a deep understanding of their subjects
  • Teachers are clear about what they want students to know and remember, and help pupils make connections to previous learning
  • Teachers check pupils’ understanding in lessons and are quick to correct misconceptions
  • Pupils know what they need to do to improve, and this helps them to make good progress
  • The support provided for pupils with SEND is effective and they achieve well
  • We understand the need to develop pupils’ reading skills and love of reading

Behaviour and Attitudes

  • Pupils feel happy and safe, and there is an open culture where difference is accepted
  • Pupils are considerate and thoughtful, and are focussed on their learning
  • We have high expectations of all pupils, they behave well, and there are well established systems to manage behaviour effectively
  • There are few incidents of bullying and pupils are confident that adults in school will sort out any issues they report

Personal Development

  • Pupils experience a rich diet of activities which help to build knowledge and prepare them for the future
  • Our wider curriculum shapes and develops pupils understanding of society and how to keep themselves safe
  • Pupils receive regular well planned careers education and pupils are well guided in choosing their future careers


  • There is a strong culture of safeguarding and pupils know they can speak to an adult in school if they have a worry or fear
  • The Trust, Governors, school leaders and teachers share high expectations for pupils’ academic achievement and have identified the right priorities to bring about further improvement
  • Staff feel well supported and that their workload is considered carefully

The Inspection Team provided information for the school and Trust about how the school can improve further. This will inform our School Development Plan and staff training and development programme. Progress will be monitored through the School Evaluation activities carried out by leaders and discussion with the WHP Trust  and our Local Governing Body.