‘Good’ Ofsted report for Northam school


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Northam school celebrates good Ofsted report after being told is required improvement.

A Northam school is celebrating after receiving a good Ofsted report – just two years after being told it required improvement.

St Margaret’s Church of England Junior School was rated as good in every aspect of its latest inspection.

Inspectors concluded that the overall effectiveness of the school was good and so was the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils.

Lead inspector Stuart Busby said: “The strong drive, determination and commitment of the executive head to improve the school has led to significant improvements in all areas since the last inspection.

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“Without exception, parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school.”

Mr Busby said despite recent improvements during the last 12 months, progress for pupils with special educational needs was still slightly below average.

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Executive head Claire Cole said: “The latest Ofsted report confirms the incredible journey that St Margaret’s has been on.

“I am very proud that the hard work and dedication of the team and the children has been recognised and I am grateful for the support from families, governors and Atlantic Coast Co-operative Trust.”

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