William Hogarth School retains ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Local school has now had ‘Good’ rating since 2010

William Hogarth School in Chiswick has retained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating after a recent inspection.

The inspectors visited at the end of last term and were particularly impressed with personal development of pupils at the school, which they rated as ‘Outstanding’.

The school has now had its ‘Good’ rating since 2010 and it also scored highly in quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management and early years provision.

The Headteacher, Avril Stockley, said she was delighted that the inspectors had recognised the ambition and vision behind the school’s unique Learning 2 Lead curriculum, with the inspection team reporting that it was ‘exceptional … [and] encouraged pupils to have the confidence to do what is right rather than following trends’.

Other key strengths recognised in the report were the range of music offered, the priority given to the well-being of staff, pupils and families, the high expectations of the leadership team and a well-designed curriculum, with careful choices regarding what pupils are expected to learn and remember.

Feedback from staff showed that they appreciated working in a positive environment and the inspectors saw that pupils’ good behaviour contributed well to their learning.

Miss Stockley stated that staff and pupils remain determined in their ambition for the school and its pursuit of excellence, she added:

“We plan to build on this success, so that The William Hogarth School is recognised as one of the finest local primary schools.”

The school is holding two upcoming open dates on Friday 20 October at 9.30am and Monday 20 November at 11.00am.