School just couldn’t be better!

Just Regional
Jul 10, 2024 2 mins read

Staff and students at Sheringham Woodfields School are celebrating after keeping their “outstanding” Ofsted status.

The school, which has 155 pupils with complex learning difficulties, has maintained its rating since it was first awarded in January 2019.

And headteacher Annette Maconochie said she was very proud.

“The school has grown since the last inspection – we have a new therapy centre and can now accommodate more pupils,” she said.

“As in every school, our aim is to help our pupils achieve their educational potential in the most joyful way possible, and to equip them for life beyond the school gates.

“I am immensely proud of our school and the remarkable achievements we have made over the last few years.

“Maintaining our outstanding judgment is a true testament to the hard work and dedication shown by our entire school community.

“This recognition confirms that the high expectations we have for our pupils and the provision we offer them enables them to achieve exceptionally well.

“My vision for the future is that Sheringham Woodfields School remains a place where every pupil can truly thrive.”

Inspectors praised the school’s ethos of encouraging kindness and politeness, as well as acknowledging its academic achievements.

During the two-day inspection, they talked to governors, staff and pupils and sat in on some of the lessons and therapy sessions.

Steve Thurlow, chair of the school’s governing body, added: “ As well as being outstanding, the inspectors identified no areas needing improvement, so I am delighted that this latest Ofsted inspection has recognised the achievements for which everyone here strives so hard.”

Pupils at the school range from the age of three to 19.

It employs more than 160 members of staff who are involved in both teaching and care.

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