After many years of delivering outstanding education to children in West London, Stepping Stones has achieved yet another Outstanding from Ofsted and is the only nursery school in West London to be awarded this, since a new criteria for measuring levels of education, was introduced in 2019 by Ofsted. 

The nursery school was graded as Outstanding across all categories from the inspection which took place in November 2019.

Overall effectiveness               Outstanding

The quality of education         Outstanding

Behaviour and attitudes          Outstanding

Personal development.            Outstanding

Leadership and management Outstanding

Overall effectiveness at previous inspection      Outstanding

This result could not have been achieved without the full support and input from all of our parents and I personally want to thank each and every one of you.  I also want to thank the dedicated and talented staff team who in the words of the Ofsted Inspector said “teaching across all areas is excellent” and “the quality of interactions between adults and children is exceptional”.  This outcome should also be considered in the context that Stepping Stones has not only retained its outstanding Ofsted position since it was last inspected in 2012 but is also the only nursery to have achieved Outstanding since the new stricter criteria was introduced in September 2019 in the whole of west London.  As you can imagine, I am thrilled as the headteacher on everyone’s behalf at the nursery, that Stepping Stones has received this wonderful endorsement from Ofsted. 

Bryony Dodd