School given Ofsted boost

Burton Agnes ps1127-16'Burton Agnes School Ofsted'Jamie Church - Head teacher
Burton Agnes ps1127-16'Burton Agnes School Ofsted'Jamie Church - Head teacher

BURTON Agnes Primary is a good school that is improving.

That is the opinion of Ofsted after its latest inspection which praised almost all aspects of school life.

Jamie Church, headteacher of the 90 pupil Church of England school, said: “We are very pleased with the report which is down to the hard work and dedication of all the staff, pupils, governors and parents.

“We are very proud of our pupils who enjoy and achieve in their learning.

“Particular attention was given to the exceptional behaviour which is due to the care, guidance and support of all staff which was rated outstanding by the inspectors.”

Andrew Swallow, an Ofsted inspector who visited the school in June, described it as giving pupils a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage, where children learned well.

They also made good progress across Years 1 to 6, with many youngsters now reaching above average standards.

Pupil behaviour was also good, children enjoyed school, and supported each other.

He was also enthusiastic about the contributions of the school council to school and village life.

Provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is said to be of a particularly high quality.

Teaching and learning are described as consistently good with all classes benefiting from stimulating activities that are matched well to learners’ needs.

There was also praise for the sporting opportunities on offer which contributed to an understanding of healthy living.

The only area for further improvement highlighted in the report was to strengthen the contributions of all teachers and governors in checking the quality of the school’s work and in making sure that everyone is learning as well as they can.