Staff, parents and pupils celebrate

Staff, parents and pupils at Bay Primary School are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors ruled that it is a ‘good’ school.

The inspectors found that Bay Primary is good in all key areas, and praised it as a ‘happy, inclusive and rapidly improving’ school.

The latest report is a major achievement for the school, which had been ranked in a previous inspection as requiring improvement.

Headteacher Mrs Emma Hobbs said the school is thrilled with the outcome of the latest report.

“We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the excellent work that goes on every day at Bay Primary – we are a very good school and this report is a well-deserved tribute to our children, staff and families,” she said.

The recent inspection found that standards across the school are rising in reading, writing and mathematics, that the dedicated headteacher provides highly effective leadership, and that staff morale is high because they feel valued and well supported.

Inspectors found that pupils’ behaviour is good, they are enthusiastic learners and enjoy going to school.

The inspectors say that teachers, teaching assistants and the inclusion team provide well-targeted support to ensure disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, achieve well.

Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “Bay Primary School is another school that has gone from requiring improvement to good, demonstrating the strong commitment of schools and the council to ensure that every child in the East Riding attends a good or outstanding school.

“I am delighted for the whole school community at Bay Primary because such an improvement only comes about through lots of hard work by everyone.”