Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.
What is it like to attend this school?
Whale Hill is a very tightly knit school community. One pupil said, ‘This school is a
family. We look after each other.’ Secure relationships between staff and families are
based on trust. Parents and carers are extremely loyal to the staff. They appreciate
the lengths that leaders, teachers and teaching assistants went to during the
COVID-19 pandemic to keep families safe.
The school’s rules are fully embedded. All pupils understand why good behaviour
matters. They know the importance of regular attendance. Pupils want to come to
school and try their best. They want to achieve. They aspire to get a good job when
they grow up.
Leaders are ambitious too. They have designed the curriculum skilfully. The
curriculum is well sequenced. As a result, pupils can remember what they have
Pupils behave well in lessons and at social times. Pupils are polite and sensible when
moving around the school building. This makes the learning environment feel calm
and safe. Instances of bullying are very rare. When they do occur, staff manage