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Water Mill

Primary School

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Ofsted and Performance Data

Ofsted Inspection Report June 2022

Quality of Education: GOOD

Behaviour and Attitudes: GOOD

Personal Development: OUTSTANDING

Leadership and Management: GOOD

Early Years: GOOD

We are very proud that Ofsted has graded overall effectiveness of education at Water Mill as 'good' and especially proud of 'outstanding' for personal development.


They said:

'Pupils love school life at Water Mill.'

'Pupils work hard and learn well.'

'Pupils are proud of their diverse school community.'

'Personal development is exceptional.'

'Pupils behave well and feel safe.'

'The curriculum enables all pupils to achieve well.'

'Children get off to a good start in early years.'


Click on the link below to read the full report.

Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report February 2022

Ofsted visited our school February 2022 and we are very pleased with the positive comments made about our school. To see a full copy of the report please click on the link below. The report is also available on the Ofsted website.

Ofsted Reports

Ofsted conducted a remote visit of our school in November 2020. They wanted to know what we have been doing to keep children safe and learning during the pandemic. Below is a copy of the report letter sent to us after the visit.

Ofsted Visit Report November 2020



Previous Ofsted comments


Ofsted visited our school in July 2018. Below are some of the lovely comments they made about our school:


  • Children get off to a good start to their time at school because the effective provision in the early years helps them to make good progress.

  • Leaders have a good understanding of their subjects and the key priorities for school improvement.

  • Leadership of the provision for pupils who have special educational needs is effective. Every effort is made to remove any barriers to learning.  This ensures that pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities make good gains in their learning from their starting points.

  • Pupils show very high levels of courtesy and consideration. Pupils are tolerant and respectful of each other and of adults. They talk with understanding about the need to respect other cultures and viewpoints. Leaders equip pupils with a strong sense of values that prepares them very well for life in modern Britain.

  • Pupils said how much they enjoy sport and find lessons fun.

  • The governing body is a cohesive group which works closely with the school’s leaders.

  • Groups of pupils who spoke with inspectors said that they feel safe in the school and that they know staff care for them.

  • The school’s assessments indicate that better teaching is having a positive impact on pupils’ phonic skills.

  • Reading is well promoted throughout the school.

  • Strong relationships are evident throughout the school, as reflected in pupils’ behaviour in lessons. Pupils listen carefully and respond well. They work together cooperatively and help each other.

  • Pupils are a credit to the school. They treat each other with the utmost consideration and ensure that the school makes everyone feel welcome and valued. Pupils new to the school, including international new arrivals and those new to speaking English, are made very welcome and settle quickly. One child remarked, ‘We are all unique and great friends from different countries. We are like the united nations here’.

  • Pupils often display exemplary behaviour.

  • Pupils display positive attitudes to learning.

  • Outcomes across the school have risen in 2018 at the end of Reception, Year 2 and Year 6.

  • Many who join at short notice speak little English. The school works very effectively with these pupils and as a result, these pupils make good progress.

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Water Mill Primary School Water Mill Close, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6TS
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