Banks Road School was inspected on the 11th and 12th February 2014. Parts of the Ofsted's team's findings were:
"Pupils' conduct and engagement in learning are excellent. They behave exceptionally well in lessons and around school and show the utmost courtesy to other pupils, to the adults who work with them and to visitors. They are delighted to show visitors their work, which adorns the corridors and make sure that visitors do not lose their way in the building. Inspectors lost count of the number of times pupils greeted them warmly and also opened doors for them."
"Staff work closely with families to offer support when needed and to help them support their children's learning, for example, by reading at home. The termly coffee mornings encourage parents to visit school and to discuss any problems they may have."
"...pupils demonstrate the immense pride in their school, in their classmates and in their teachers, mentors and support assistants. They find it difficult to give any opinions about how their school could be improved..."