Making the grade!

Quay Primary School'Gets a Good Ofstead'PA1127-2a
Quay Primary School'Gets a Good Ofstead'PA1127-2a

QUAY Primary School is celebrating its recent Ofsted results as inspectors praised the progress that had been made since their last visit.

In their latest report, inspectors said that the school has a ‘strong sense of unity’ with all partners working together to provide a challenging, exciting curriculum meeting the needs of the pupils from the Foundation stage to year six.

The large number of after school activities was particularly applauded and the school was awarded mainly ‘satisfactory’ or ‘good’ results across the board, though pupils’ attainment was graded as ‘low’.

Inspectors noted that the school is ambitious, setting clear targets for the children to aspire to, and all staff have high expectations of them and that staff work closely together to ensure children enjoy school and feel safe.

The children’s behaviour was deemed to be ‘good’.

Headteacher Lyndsay Baldock and the Chair of Governors Mr N Lawry were delighted with the report.

Mrs Baldock said: “The inspectors recognised the challenges we have risen to and rightly recognised that our success is due to the dedication and support of the whole community.”

Mr Lawry added: “I am proud of the progress made by the school and very grateful for the contribution made by pupils, parents, staff and governors.

“I believe one comment of the Inspector appropriately sums up Quay Primary; ‘it is a happy and inclusive school where pupils behave well and develop strong relationships, due to the good care and guidance shown by all adults’.

“The school is still evolving and remains ambitious for all our pupils and has put in place clear plans and challenging targets to raise attainment further.

“Quite rightly, the inspector has recognised our resolve to meet this objective.”