Thursday, 18 August 2022

School receives 'good' rating

SACRED Heart Primary School in Henley has been rated “good” following an Ofsted inspection.

The Greys Hill school had previously received a “requires improvement” rating in November 2014.

The school, whose 2016 SATs results were significantly above the national average, was inspected in October.

Inspectors Dr Helena McVeigh and Andrew Clark said standards in reading, writing and maths had risen under the “energetic and inspirational leadership” of headteacher Gez Davis, who was appointed in April 2014.

The inspectors rated the pupils’ development, behaviour and welfare as “outstanding”.

Dr McVeigh said: “The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.

“Pupils are developing as confident, articulate learners. They demonstrate a clear thirst for learning.

“Pupils are keen to express their ideas but listen attentively to those of their peers and adults. They come to school eagerly and are ready to learn.”

Mr Davis said: “I am absolutely delighted with the result of our Ofsted report, which I believe provides a fair and accurate reflection of Sacred Heart School.

“The sheer hard work and determination of our staff, governors and pupils to raise standards across the school has been encapsulated in this positive report.”

Debbie Robinson, co-chairwoman of Sacred Heart’s parent-teacher association, said: “I couldn’t be happier, prouder or more delighted for Mr Davis, the teachers, teaching assistants and governors.

“The report gives just rewards for such hard work, dedication and commitment to our children.”

The school will holding an open day on Thursday, November 24 from 9.30am until 11.30am. Prospective parents will have the opportunity to meet the headteacher, pupils and staff and be given a tour of the school.

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