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Windhill21 rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted




Windhill21 School has attained a glowing Ofsted report following a two-day examination by the inspectorate.

Windhill21, Bishop's Stortford.Headteacher Philippa Moore with pupils celebrating their outstanding Ofsted report..Pic: Vikki Lince. (5714081)
Windhill21, Bishop's Stortford.Headteacher Philippa Moore with pupils celebrating their outstanding Ofsted report..Pic: Vikki Lince. (5714081)

The primary has been graded as ‘outstanding’ in all five areas - leadership and management, quality of teaching and learning, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for pupils, early years provision.

During the last inspection in February 2018, the school was graded as ‘good.’ Headteacher Philippa Moore said: “The Ofsted outcome is the result of an amazing team effort and hard work by all concerned at Windhill21.

“To have earned an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted grade in every area of school life is a very well-deserved accolade. We will not be complacent and rest on our laurels; we will be as visionary as ever, delivering a world class education for global learners.”

General Views - File Shots. Bishop's Stortford.Windhill21 School. (5714090)
General Views - File Shots. Bishop's Stortford.Windhill21 School. (5714090)

She added: “The pupils here at Windhill21 are amazing individuals and providing the best care and education possible for them all is at the heart of everything we do.

“Since my appointment in 2013, I have been overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and drive shown by all our staff, parents and governors as they have tirelessly worked with me in securing ongoing school improvement year after year.”

Mrs Moore has overseen a great deal of change since she started at the Windhill school five years ago; the primary became a stand-alone academy in April 2015 and the sole member of the Windhill Academy Trust.

Windhill21, Bishop's Stortford.Headteacher Philippa Moore with pupils celebrating their outstanding Ofsted report..Pic: Vikki Lince. (5714078)
Windhill21, Bishop's Stortford.Headteacher Philippa Moore with pupils celebrating their outstanding Ofsted report..Pic: Vikki Lince. (5714078)

The team of three inspectors - Fiona Webb, Adrian Lyons and James Adkins - described Mrs Moore as being “inspirational” and said that she is “very well supported by the deputy headteacher”.

In the report, the inspectors wrote that Mrs Moore and deputy head Craig Wood “share a relentless determination to ensure the best possible outcomes for all pupils who attend Windhill21.”

Chair of governors, Naomi Holloway, said: “I have been involved with Windhill21 since 2016 and over this period have seen the school go from strength to strength. The governors and I are all proud to work in support of the school and are delighted to see the hard work and commitment of our staff be recognised in this judgment.”



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