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Ofsted & SIAMS Reports

We are delighted to share with you that Ofsted’s judgement was that Dunston St Peter’s continues to be judged as a GOOD school!

When reading the report you will notice the many positives for the children who attend school – there are many strengths relating to the academic provision, the supportive, positive ethos and the opportunities provided to prepare them well for life.


The Inspection team spoke to a range of pupils, parents, staff and Governors and made their own observations on behaviour throughout school. They were very impressed by the calm, purposeful environment they witnessed – both in class and at playtimes.

Much of this is due to the positive, trusted relationships the children have with staff and to the ethos that has been created throughout school.


We were delighted to hear of such overwhelmingly positive messages from parents and carers – both from those who spoke to the Inspection team and from those who responded to Ofsted’s Parent View questionnaire. Thank you. Although as a school staff, we do not get to see the actual comments, we were privileged to have some of them shared with us and it was so encouraging to see that you value the work of our little school so highly.

The comments around the teaching of the curriculum are very positive. Reshaping and refining our curriculum has been a significant piece of work over the last 18 months and we are delighted that Ofsted validated all that we are doing.

SEND  was a key focus of the visit and I am pleased to report that provision was seen as a strength.


Likewise, the inspectors felt that the children were being well prepared for life in modern Britain, much of this is achieved through our PSHE curriculum and by our work on British Values and Protected Characteristics.

Please click on the appropriate link to access our full and  most recent Ofsted and SIAMS reports