Wednesday, 17 August 2022

School is still good, says Ofsted

LEWKNOR Primary School has retained its “good” rating from the education watchdog Ofsted.

LEWKNOR Primary School has retained its “good” rating from the education watchdog Ofsted.

Inspector Seamus Murphy, who visited the school in June, said in his report that teaching across the key stages was now very effective with much of it excellent.

Pupils’ standards in all key stages had risen rapidly over the last two years.

The most able pupils’ attainment in reading and writing was above the national average in key stage 1 and in key stage 2 while standards in maths were above the national average.

Mr Murphy said the school’s curriculum was dynamic and stimulating and that pupils enjoyed learning and talked enthusiastically about their trips and visits while parents said their children were safe and happy in school.

Headteacher Deborah Cole said: ‘‘I am delighted with Mr Murphy’s findings, which are a fair and accurate assessment of our wonderful school.

“I would like to thank all the teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, parents and governors who work so hard to help make this school special in so many ways.

“I would also like to thank the partnership headteachers and the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education, who gave their support and spoke so positively about the school during the inspection.

‘‘I want to thank the children who spoke up so well and with such confidence when asked about their school and their learning.

“The behaviour of all children was impeccable and the inspector was very impressed with how they looked out for one another. They are a credit to their parents and to the school.’’

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