Ofsted Report 2023

I am delighted to inform you that the final report from our Ofsted Inspection at Snowsfields on the 3rd and 4th of July 2023 is now available.

The inspection was a graded inspection and was detailed and rigorous. We are extremely proud of the outcome:

Overall effectiveness Good

The quality of education Good

Behaviour and attitudes Outstanding

Personal development Outstanding

Leadership and management Good

Early years provision Good

To achieve outstanding in any area on this new inspection framework is hard and is testament to the dedication and skill of all the staff at Snowsfields and across our Federation. I am so pleased that the hard work undertaken by all our staff has been recognised.

Please take some time to read through the report as we think it is immensely positive and highlights many of our achievements, as well as reflecting our inclusive, community feel.

“This is a school where pupils are encouraged to be the very best they can be. Pupils are extremely kind to each other. They behave incredibly well in lessons and when moving around the school. Pupils focus well during learning time and are highly motivated.”

You can view the full Ofsted report using the above link. You can also see how we compare to other schools by clicking on the link below to the DFE Performance Tables. 2009-2012 we were one of the top 100 most improved primary schools.

DFE Performance Tables


Parent View is available by following the above link.

In school we carry out a Parent and Pupil Survey twice a year.

The results are published in our Annual Report to Parents which you can find on the curriculum page.

What do parents say are the best things about Snowsfields?

Every one and every thing makes this school the best.

The family community and being listened too

The relationship between the pupil and teachers is great. Gives me confidence in knowing my child feels safe at school

Coming to a warm, welcome and safe environment everyday, my child is happy, the teachers are fantastic and she is doing well in all of her subjects with their support, so I’m really grateful, thanks to everyone.

The teachers are very invested in our children’s learning.

The kids are happy and confident and the teachers are approachable and friendly. We love that the teachers know every child’s name and personality.

We love the friendly staff and how our kids love to come to school and love to learn!

We learn new things everyday!!

Feels like a big family

Snowsfields is a wonderful school with wonderful staff. I couldn’t be any more happier for E. He really enjoys coming to school and he is excited when learning new things, going on outings and building good relationships with others. E feels welcomed, happy and safe which makes me as a parent appreciate all the hard work that everyone at Snowsfields does.

All the staff are amazing! And A is doing so well in rainbow x

The diversity of staff and students and the professional staff.

I really like how it is a one form entry school and the number of pupils it holds. This was an important factor for enrolling my children here. This gives my children time and the support needed to flourish. It creates an emotionally responsive environment and i love the warmth and care that i feel when walking into Snowsfields school.

All the staff are very friendly and welcoming. L feels safe and happy and enjoys everything the school has to offer from learning and activities. As a parent i love the morning cafe, its good to see L in class and how she learns.

The availability of teachers and staff to talk to if there is anything we’re concerned about or if there’s anything we need more information about 🙂

The Headteachers

The happy and inclusive atmosphere.

It’s safe and like the nature of its garden.

The family feel. It’s a warm and nurturing environment where children are able to express themselves as individuals. The teachers (in Caterpillar Class) are extremely kind, engaging and really care for the children. H loves coming to school.

Amazing teachers and office staff. My children always feel safe and secure. The whole school know each child’s name and get to know all the families.