Story: Ruth Granger
The whole Pye Bank school community are celebrating great results and feedback from their recent Ofsted Inspection.
The inspection took place at the beginning of October and looked at all aspects of the school from lessons to pupils’ work, from how pupils relate to one another to results.
Ofsted found that:
“This is a good school. The Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding. The school is welcoming and friendly and its values and ethos are reflected well in the positive attitudes of pupils and staff.”
Inspectors found that ‘since the last inspection, attainment has shown a consistent pattern of improvement’ and also rated the school as ‘good’ in terms of its ability to improve even further. This is a fantastic achievement considering that five years ago the school was ranked second from bottom in the national league tables!
The inspectors also complimented pupils on their behaviour:
“We saw that you all mix and co-operate very well with each other. We noticed how polite and courteous you are to each other at all times.”
Ofsted also highlighted areas where the school can improve further in order to become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This included improving the number of pupils coming to school every day and making sure everyone arrives on time.
Paul Hopkinson, Head Teacher at the school said,
“Pupils, families, staff, governors and the wider community have a great deal to celebrate in what we have achieved as a school. We know that there are areas we still want to improve and together we know we can become outstanding.”