School earns top Ofsted marks

Our Lady & ST Peter School Bridlington have got an outstanding Ofstead Report. NBFP PA1510-1b Pictured with  pupils from different year groups heads Angela Spencer and Anne Parr
Our Lady & ST Peter School Bridlington have got an outstanding Ofstead Report. NBFP PA1510-1b Pictured with pupils from different year groups heads Angela Spencer and Anne Parr

A Bridlington primary school is celebrating after Ofsted inspectors ruled that it is ‘outstanding’ in every area.

Our Lady and St Peter RC Primary School has achieved Ofsted’s highest possible ranking, after being previously rated as ‘good’.

Following the recent inspection, Ofsted says that pupils of all abilities make outstanding progress. The behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, the school’s leadership and management, and early provision are all now outstanding.

The inspectors’ report says that joint headteachers Mrs Anne Parr and Mrs Angela Spencer are committed to raising pupils’ achievement and have maintained consistent improvement since the last inspection.

“Their vision for the school is shared by an outstanding governing body and motivates a dedicated and highly skilled staff team,” the report says.

Pupils of all abilities are said to make outstanding progress through the school in reading, writing, mathematics and other subjects, achieving above-average results at the end of year six.

The report says that disabled pupils, and those with special educational needs, make excellent progress from their individual starting points.

The headteachers say they are ‘thrilled’ with the report and are proud of the children, who had impressed the inspectors with their hard work, good manners, excellent behaviour and good humour.

Mrs Parr and Mrs Spencer also paid tribute to the professionalism and dedication of the school’s teachers, teaching assistants and support staff, as well as the support provided by the governors and the education authority.

“Sometimes it can sound like a cliché to speak about team effort, but the report accurately reflects the truth of that phrase. We feel privileged to be the co-headteachers of such a school and lead such a fantastic team,” they said.

Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “I am delighted that Our Lady and St Peter RC Primary School has been recognised for its efforts and particularly proud that the children were seen as such excellent ambassadors for the school. Everyone should be very proud of themselves.”