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REVEALED: ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated primary schools in East Hampshire

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REVEALED: ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated primary schools in East Hampshire

Published at 10:16am 28th April 2017.

After parents across Surrey and Hampshire found out if their child got a place at their preferred primary schools earlier this month, we’ve been looking into which schools in East Hampshire have received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

What is Ofsted?

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) is a government department that inspects and regulates state schools and colleges.

It publishes a public report based on each school’s performance, rating them on a four-point scale: Outstanding (1), Good (2), Requires improvement (3) and Inadequate (4). 

What does ‘Outstanding’ mean according to Ofsted?

“An outstanding school is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils’ needs. This ensures that pupils are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.”

In alphabetical order, here are the schools in the East Hampshire area that provide primary education, listed on Ofsted’s website as having achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating since 2007:


Name: Four Marks Church of England Primary School

Address: Five Lanes End, Alton, GU34 5AS

School type: Voluntary Controlled School

Date of inspection: 23rd March 2010     

Inspector’s comment: “Your school makes learning interesting and fun because of the wonderful range of activities provided for you. No wonder you enjoy school so much!”


Name: Langrish Primary School

Address: Ramsdean Road, Petersfield, GU32 3PJ

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 17th October 2007       

Inspector’s comment: “ Your headteacher and members ofstaff are enthusiastic to maintain the school's high standards and have many interesting ideas about what they can still do to make the school even better.”


Name: Petersfield Infant School

Address: St Peter's Road, Petersfield, GU32 3HX

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 17th October 2007       

Inspector’s comment: “ You understand very well the importance of taking care of the environment in school, locally and overseas.” 


 How does a school achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating?

The following are listed in Ofsted’s school inspection handbook as grade descriptors for the top rating:

  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding.
  • All other key judgements are likely to be outstanding. In exceptional circumstances one of the key judgements may be good, as long as there is convincing evidence that the school is improving this area rapidly and securely towards outstanding.
  • The school’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being enables pupils to thrive.
  • Safeguarding is effective.

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