We are Outstanding!


Dear Parents and carers,

It is with a huge sense of pride that I am writing to you to present our OFSTED inspection report. It has been just over  5 years since I started as Head Teacher at the school and we have finally achieved my ambition for the school which was to work in partnership with you to make Archibald First School  the very best school it could be; a truly outstanding school.

I am delighted to inform you that following the two day inspection, by three OFSTED inspectors, on
March 31st and April 1st 2015 we have been judged to be:


OUTSTANDING in every single judgement

  • Overall Effectiveness: Outstanding 1
  • Leadership and Management: Outstanding 1
  • Behaviour and Safety: Outstanding 1
  • Quality of Teaching: Outstanding 1
  • Achievement of Pupils: Outstanding 1
  • Early Years Provision: Outstanding 1


The inspectors were so impressed with our whole school, our children and the standard of work they achieve on their journey from Early Years to Year 4 through their own dedication and also the wonderful teaching they receive. I couldn’t begin to list the many highlights in the report and would urge you to please take time to read the full report carefully: Archibald First School – Ofsted Published Report April 2015.

We certainly intend to celebrate our success with our whole school community.

Finally, I just want to say thank you on behalf of myself and all the staff. We could not have done it without your sustained support over the past years, and for the support you gave us during the inspection.


Mrs. J.M. Bayes

Head teacher


See what the Chronicle had to say here