Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, is a government body set up to inspect schools and other childcare/educational institutions and judge their effectiveness. Schools are inspected every few years. You can find out more about Ofsted at www.ofsted.gov.uk

Ofsted publishes its findings in reports, which contain both a written description and appraisal of the school, and a series of judgements of the school’s effectiveness in a wide range of areas for example, academic standards; pupil behaviour; school leadership etc.

In each area schools are judged on a score from 1 to 4, where
1 = Outstanding
2 = Good
3 = Requires Improvement
4 = Inadequate

In other words, the lower the score, the better.

You will find a link below to the schools previous Ofsted reports and a link to a  leaflet for parents and carers on the inspection process. It gives information on why, how long and when they inspect, and also how parents and carers can share their views.

‘William Murdoch Primary School is a vibrant, welcoming school. Leaders are ambitious for all pupils and encourage them to ‘be their best’. Classrooms are industrious places where pupils engage well in their learning.’ - Ofsted 2022

Click here to view our current Ofsted report.

School Inspection Report 2022

Ofsted Inspections - A guide for Parents