Rushwick is a Voluntary Controlled school; which means we represent a partnership between the Worcestershire County Council and the Diocese of Worcester. As such, we have inspections from both Ofsted and the Church of England.
We strive to enable all our children to achieve their full potential as learners and be the best they can be as individuals within a Christian framework and an environment of outstanding care, support and spiritual guidance.
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and they are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Rushwick was rated as 'requires improvement' by Ofsted following their Inspectors’ visit in May 2018. The school community was disappointed with this outcome, paticularly given the progress made since the previous 'good' outcome. The timing of the visit was unfortunate, but we look forward with confidence to rectifying this judgement at the earliest opportunity. The school has a strong reputation within the local community and is receiving invaluable support from both the local authority and diocese school improvement services in addressing weaknesses and gaps in capacity.
The Church of England is a major provider of statutory education, the largest provider of schools in England. There are nearly 4,500 Church of England primary and middle schools and more than 190 secondary schools. Nearly one in five primary school children are educated in Church of England primary schools. A SIAMS inspection in July 2014 rated the school as ‘Outstanding’. Under the newly revamped system we were rated as good in every area, following a visit in July 2019. The full report can be found in the Essential Documents section of this website.