Toddington St George Church of England School
Home Information Pupils Parents News Learning Platform Contact Us
Copyright - Toddington St George
Church of England School - 2017
Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ  Tel: 01525 872360
Academy Company Number  
“TSG - the place to be!”
Ofsted Report
An Outstanding School  

Due to the standards attained over the past 5 years, and the quality of education the  children receive the school continues to meet the Outstanding Ofsted criteria. The school was inspected and assessed as Outstanding in 2008 and retained that status following a desktop inspection review in 2011.Following inspection the school the school presented “Excellent” value for money and was graded as Outstanding.
There was one Key Issue identified which related to further developing creativity in the curriculum. An Ofsted Action Plan was drawn up to address this issue and other minor areas.
SIAS and SIAMS Inspections
Both the SIAS VC Schools Inspection (2008) and the SIAMS inspection (2013) also graded the school as Outstanding and the only recommended action was on extending links with the Parish and local community. Again an Action Plan was drawn up to ensure these links were developed further.

The Ofsted inspection recorded:
All pupils make exceptional progress in this outstanding school. Standards at the end of Year 4 are consistently extremely high in comparison to the level expected nationally for pupils of this age. The school's real strength lies in the fact that it meets a very wide range and variety of learning needs terrifically well. Parents feel strongly that this is the case. The following comments represent the views of a great number of them.  “All my children have been very happy at St George's. It is a friendly school, which cares for all children whatever their needs and helps them achieve their best, whatever their ability.”

Excellent progress begins as soon as children join the school. They perform tremendously well in the Nursery and Reception and by the time they move into Year 1, standards in all areas of learning exceed the goals expected nationally at the end of the Foundation Stage. Attainment at the end of Year 2 is above average year on year. Not only are standards the end of Year 4 exceptionally high in English, mathematics and science, but displays of pupils' work, books and lesson observations show that standards in art, design and technology, history, geography and music are also high. They are extremely well prepared for the next stages in their education.

The review of provision conducted by Ofsted in 2011 graded the school as Outstanding and said:
"I am pleased to inform you that our interim assessment indicates [outstanding] performance has been sustained"
A transition survey conducted in 2011- 2012 graded the provision for transition from EYFS to Year 1 as good. The key action points were further innovation in the curriculum across EYFS and KS1 to raise attainment even higher and embed further the active and enquiring approach in use across the school and to plan more tasks for pupils which are matched closely to their individual needs.
The KS1 Ofsted survey on transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage to primary schools which said:
Overall, the transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 is good.
The evidence used to inform the judgements included: observation of seven lessons; scrutiny of  relevant documents; responses from parents and carers in Year 1 to a questionnaire; interviews with  Year 1 parents, carers and pupils; discussions with senior and middle leaders and teachers in
Reception and Year 1.
With key comments including:

"Attainment is high at the end of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2." "The curriculum is well organised and contains many interesting and motivating aspects."  

"..classrooms and outdoor areas, across the key stages, are always ‘buzzing’ with worthwhile, enjoyable learning activity." "[The] strong leadership of the school is clear [and the] transition into Year 1 is carefully and successfully managed."

"..pupils experience increasingly demanding learning in a familiar, active style."
The school is also subject to SIAMS inspections (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).  See the table below to download the latest and previous SIAMS reports.
You can visit the latest Ofsted website page for the Academy here :  Ofsted website page for TSG Academy
You can visit the Ofsted website historical pages for the school before Academy Conversion here :  Historical Ofsted website page for TSG  
School Inspections, a guide for parents can be found here:  Ofsted resources for parents
Tell Ofsted what you think , Parent View can be found here: Ofsted Parent View

Ofsted Reports and Other Documents


File Size

Interim Ofsted Report 2011

132 KB

KS1 Ofsted Survey 2012

126 KB

Oitstanding Ofsted Report 2008


SIAMS Inspection Report


File Size

The SIAM report for 2013

175 KB

The SIAM report for 2008

126 KB