External Validation



In February 2023, Ofsted confirmed that The Holme C of E Primary School continues to be a 'Good' school. Key strengths included: 

  • a happy school where pupils 'grow together in love, courage and wisdom'
  • The headteacher has high expectations of the school and pupils in it. 
  • Pupils have many opportunities to talk about their feelings. 
  • Leaders take bullying seriously and resolve it well. 
  • Pupils enjoy many aspects of school life. They love their regular 'forest lessons', where they grow to become resilient and independent. 
  • Pupils are respectful of each other and value difference.
  • Leaders have put in place and engaging curriculum.
  • Teachers have strong subject knowledge and present lessons with clarity. 
  • Leaders prioritise teaching pupils to read and staff teach phonics well. 
  • Teachers make sure pupils' reading books match the sounds they are learning. 
  • Pupils enjoy reading and listening to stories. 
  • a caring and inclusive ethos.
  • leaders identify pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) swiftly. 
  • Teachers carefully think about what works best for pupils with SEND. They adapt lessons well, responding to pupils needs effectively.
  • leaders know the school well.
  • the arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
  • leaders have established a strong culture of care and vigilance.
  • staff teach pupils how to be safe in a range of situations. 

 The most recent Ofsted report is provided below for your convenience.

For the full report, please click  here.

 Reports can also be viewed on the Ofsted website by visiting this link.  



In September 2017, Ofsted judged us to be a 'Good' school in all categories. Key strengths included:

  • a united community in the drive for improvement
  • leaders' commitment, enthusiasm and skill
  • leaders' relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching 
  • teaching which engages pupils' interest and equips them with key skills
  • the teaching of phonics
  • pupils' behaviour
  • a good start in EYFS and effective transition
  • all children's needs being met well
  • good progress of our current children
         Reports can also be viewed on the Ofsted website by visiting this link.  

For the full report, please click  here.


Parent View

Parent View gives stakeholders the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and managing behaviour.

The Parent View survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

Click here to visit Parent View and to give your views about our school.




In addition to OFSTED inspections, as a Church of England school we have a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection.  In May 2024 The Holme Church of England VC Primary School was inspected and found to be living up to its foundation as a Church school.


  Key strengths included:

  • Leaders are determined in their ambition to enable all pupils to nourish, thrive and bloom. This means that the school is outward facing and fosters strong partnerships to live out this vision.
  • The curriculum has been skilfully developed to be purposeful and enrich the lives of all pupils. This includes those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Consequently, pupils grow as learners, building resilience and independence.
  • Underpinned by the vision, leaders foster a culture of care and responsibility. Pupils are supported well to build and maintain positive relationships.
  • Collective worship is deeply enriched through partnerships with the church. Inclusive, meaningful and creative planning of worship supports the spiritual flourishing of both staff and pupils.
  • Pupils enjoy religious education (RE) and the newly introduced curriculum offers pupils a diverse, challenging programme of study. Consequently, pupils are enriched by learning in the subject.

For the full report, please click here.