Improved school given 'good' Oftsted rating
March 01, 2012
Great Hollands Primary School has received an improved rating following an Ofsted inspection.
Inspectors visited the school in Wordsworth during two days in January and judged the school to be a ‘good’ school, an improvement on its last inspection in September 2009 when the school was judged to be satisfactory.
In their report, inspectors said: “Good behaviour and extremely positive attitudes to learning are the norm.
“Attendance is average for all groups of pupils, though a few pupils are absent too often.
“Pupils feel secure because their school is safe. Pupils’ good personal, social and moral development is a strength of the school.”
The report also praised the school for its “consistently good and sometimes outstanding teaching [which] motivates pupils to do their best” and senior leaders for putting in place “rigorous monitoring” since the last inspection.
To improve, the school must raise attainment levels in writing, raise attainment in reading by the end of Key Stage One, and improve attendance by reducing the number of unauthorised absences.
Headteacher Mike Purdy said: “I am absolutely thrilled that all our hard work has been recognised.
“I have an outstanding team of hard-working and very committed teachers, teaching assistants, office staff, governors, pupils and parents which makes a very happy, safe and well-respected school.
“Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to this success.”
Councillor Alan Kendall, executive member for education, added: “Well done to Mike and his team for such an excellent report.
“Great Hollands Primary School is a lovely school and is an asset to the community.”