Whitehall Park School judged as Good

Whitehall Park School continues to be a Good school.

Whitehall Park School, a BPET primary school in Islington (London), received an Ofsted inspection last September.

After this visit, the inspector concluded that the school is a Good school, which is a strong confirmation of their previous grade, as well as a recognition of all the hard work, dedication and passion that staff and leaders put into delivering excellent education to their pupils.

The Ofsted report highlighted the solid knowledge of subject leaders, how close knit and supportive staff is and how they work closely with the local authority, and leaders in other schools within BPET, of which they are part of, in order to develop their expertise.

The OfSTED report highlighted: “They have made changes to the way subjects are taught across the school in recent time. This is because they want pupils to enjoy learning and make strong connections between what they learn across subjects.”

“Pupils enjoy opportunities to take on responsibilities in the school. Pupils are taught about democratic processes. They vote for school council representatives, a head boy and a head girl. Pupils are proud to hold these positions and represent their school. […]”

His Majesty’s Inspector visited for two days, met with the headteacher and her senior team, discussed the curriculum with subject leaders, visited a sample of lessons, spoke to teachers, and children and looked at samples of pupils’ work.

Alison Hatch, Headteacher at the school said: “I am extremely proud of the staff who work tirelessly to ensure our children receive the best education possible. We are determined to give all children the best opportunities we can, within a supportive and inspiring environment that percolates a culture of excellence. I want to shout this out from the roof tops!”

A parent said: “The Ofsted report tallies with our positive experience as parents the past 3 years. It feels like a great platform to build upon for the future. Well done and thanks for all the hard work!”

Mark Greatrex, Chief Executive of the BPET said: “We are absolutely delighted that Whitehall Park School has been confirmed a Good school. With the pandemic, the last couple of years have been challenging, but the exceptional team at Whitehall Park continued relentlessly in their mission to deliver the very best for the pupils and community they serve.”