The Lambs Christian School

Name The Lambs Christian School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 15 January 2019
Phone Number 01215543790
Type Independent
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 0%

Information about this school

The Lambs Christian School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged three to 11. There are currently 13 children in the early years foundation stage. Currently, there are no pupils on roll with an education, health and care plan. The school was last inspected in January 2016, when it was judged good with outstanding early years provision and personal development, behaviour and welfare. The school is led and managed by the headteacher who is also the proprietor and a senior trustee. The school is housed in a former factory building in Birmingham. Pupils attend the school from a variety of local areas. The majority are of Black African, Black Caribbean or mixed heritage. Pupils attend from the local and surrounding areas. Pupils are taught in three classes, early years and nursery and key stages 1 (Years 1 to 2) and 2 (Years 3 to 6). Pupils also access lessons within a learning centre with individual booths. The school has recently developed a small library. Pupils take part in physical education at a nearby leisure centre. The school has a distinctive Christian ethos, although pupils from other faiths are welcomed. The school uses the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) programme combined with classroom-taught sessions. The school’s main aim is ‘to enable children to reach their full potential in a safe, stimulating, and Christ centred environment’

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The strong leadership of this school has continued to ensure that all the independent school standards are met. The headteacher has inspired everyone to strive for continuous improvement. The headteacher has established a culture of respect and tolerance. All members of the school community share the values of the school. Leaders regularly evaluate the curriculum. Consequently, pupils participate well in a range of enriching, engaging academic and creative experiences. Teaching and assessment are outstanding. Teachers are aspirational for all pupils. Pupils thrive through personalised learning programmes. All pupils make significant progress from their individual starting points in mathematics and English. Behaviour is exemplary because of staff’s high expectations and highly positive relationships. The provision for children in the early years is outstanding. The environment is stimulating, and pupils’ vocabulary and grammar are developed well. As a result, children flourish and are well prepared for entering key stage 1. British values are at the heart of the school. The school provides rich and meaningful opportunities for pupils to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Safeguarding is effective. Staff are highly vigilant and appropriately trained. Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe and say they feel safe at school. The arrangements for governance have strengthened since the last inspection. Some aspects are particularly strong; however, oversight of teaching and learning is a relatively weaker aspect of governance. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.