Welcome to Ernesettle Community School

A Primary School with a Nursery in Plymouth

‘This school is OUTSTANDING in all areas.’     Ofsted inspection December 2019

Welcome to Ernesettle Community School, where children gain a lifelong love of learning.

This website provides you with a flavour of the exciting opportunities and experiences that we provide within our friendly, highly aspirant and successful school.

Our vision statement…

…always striving to be outstanding, transforming the aspirations of a community.

Caring and thoughtful, Ernesettle children are innovators, builders, artists and improvers. They are risk-takers, problem solvers and writers. They are also pursuers of excellence and aspire to be the best they can be in whatever paths they decide to take.

At Ernesettle Community School, we aim to help our children achieve the highest possible standard and provide a rich and broad, balanced curriculum. Inspiring experiences and visits are a vital part of our children’s education. Our school has a wealth of resources and engages the children in activities which will prepare them for the next generation of learning.

We seek to help our children develop lively, creative, enquiring minds and provide them with the skills and knowledge which will prepare them for successful, healthy lives in the ever changing world in which they live.

Our high quality and committed staff provide a first-class educational experience for your children. We aim to develop very positive and productive relationships with our community and friends. Our ‘Open Door’ policy ensures that there is always one of our team available to answer any questions or solve any problems that may develop.

We have been striving towards ‘Outstanding’ status since our previous ‘Good’ inspection in March 2012. In March 2018, the school was delighted to be judged as an Outcome 2 ‘Good’ school in a ‘short’ Ofsted inspection; this meant that Ofsted believed… there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a Section 5 inspection now…

In November 2019, the school was subject to the Section 5 inspection and we are very proud to announce that we are the first primary school in the south west to achieve the OUTSTANDING grade, being one of just a handful of schools in the entire country to accomplish this. The news is especially welcome as the inspection grade has been awarded under the new 2019 Ofsted framework which focuses on academic achievement ‘flowing from a broad and rich curriculum.’

The report awards our school OUTSTANDING status in all areas – the Quality of Education, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership & Management and Early Years provision.

Quotes from the report included the following:

“The quality of education is outstanding… during their time in school, all pupils make exceptional progress.”

“Leaders and teachers go above and beyond to ensure that pupils achieve great academic success.”

“Pupils are remarkably well prepared for secondary school.”

‘Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable… behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary.”

“Teachers provide a curriculum that enables pupils to flourish.”

“There is a wealth of expertise within the school.”

Having been in the top 10 schools in the city for the last 10 years, the Regional Winner of the National Pupil Premium Award in 2016, published as a model of best practice in the government’s Parliamentary Review of 2017 and the winner of the Education Business Awards for SEN Inclusion (2018), Most Improved School (2018) and the Educational Visits Award (2019), we are very proud of what we continue to achieve.

Please enjoy our DfE Performance Data, the full Ofsted report, feedback from families in Ofsted’s ParentView and our various other successes via the ‘Links’ page.

A very warm welcome awaits you here at Ernesettle Community School and I look forward to meeting and working with you and your family in the future.

If you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact one of our team who will be very glad to help.

Aaron Meredith

Executive Headteacher & National Leader of Education

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