Ofsted Inspection 2023

Following our recent inspection we are pleased to share with you OFSTED’s letter to the school, which confirms the good quality of education provided at St Erme with Trispen School. A copy is attached to your email message or can be accessed from our school website, if you would like a paper copy of the report please ask at the school office.

The letter summarises our happy and successful school community; it celebrates our strengths and identifies our next steps in our continuing journey of self improvement to make this school the very best it can be. 


Pupils enjoy attending this school. They feel safe and well cared for. Staff know the pupils and families well. In the early years, children settle quickly into well-established routines.

Parents and carers speak positively about the school. They recognise the many positive recent changes, such as to the curriculum. Many praise the ‘family feel’ of the school.

The school is ambitious for all pupils. It ensures that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities have their needs well met. Staff in the early years quickly identify children who require additional support. They make adaptations to their provision as necessary.

Leaders have revised the curriculum for pupils at the early stages of reading. They retrained staff so that they are clear on how best to teach reading. This has yielded impressive results.