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Celebrations all round as Pre-school is given the Ofsted approval

Celebrations all round as Pre-school is given the Ofsted approval

Celebrations all round as local Pre-school is given the Ofsted approval

‘Good’ in all areas for Southampton pre-school following a recent inspection


Parents, pupils and staff at a local pre-school situated in the heart of Southampton, are celebrating this week following their recent Ofsted report.

Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Pre-School in Southampton received a one day visit from Ofsted inspectors last month, and in a report addressed to the Manager, Clare Croucher, they confirmed that the Pre-School continues to be ‘Good’.

Ofsted praised the school for ‘providing a welcoming, well-resourced and nurturing learning environment which promotes children’s independence and self-confidence.’ Highlights from the report include;

  • “The manager has an ambitious vision.”
  • “Children make good progress from their starting points.”
  • “Practitioners know the children extremely well and can therefore plan a wide range of interesting and enjoyable activities, both indoors and outdoors.”

The inspectors praised the staff at the pre-school for developing many of the children’s skills needed in readiness for their next stage in learning, including school.

Clare Croucher, Manager at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Pre-School, commented on the report saying; “We are delighted with the recent report from Ofsted, and I am so proud of all our staff, children and families at the school, this has been a fantastic team achievement.”

Inspectors also highlighted that ‘children develop good social skills as they play together. For example, during a construction activity, children discuss how to make their ‘roads’ and what ‘vehicles’ they will be driving.’

Parents also speak highly of the setting and environment. Parents know what their children’s key person is and feel well informed about their children’s progress.

Phil Humphreys, Regional Director for South Coast & South West at Oasis Community Learning, added; “This fantastic Ofsted report reflects the dedication of the staff at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill Pre-School. I am confident that the school will continue to go from strength to strength.”