Primary school celebrates good Ofsted report

St Helen's Church of England Primary School dressed up for World Book Day, with head teacher Zoe Bat

St Helen's Church of England Primary School dressed up for World Book Day, with head teacher Zoe Batten. - Credit: Archant

Inspection sees an improvement on last year’s ‘satisfactory’ results.

ST HELEN’S Church of England Primary School is celebrating after its latest Ofsted report sees it moving from satisfactory to good with outstanding features.

The inspection, which took place in January, found the school was performing at an overall good level, with the behaviour and safety of pupils marked as outstanding.

A report compiled by Sandra Woodman, the lead inspector, said that pupils achieved well above the national average when they leave in year six.

She said: “Progress has accelerated since the last inspection so that it is now good in all year groups and in all subjects.

“The very effective head teacher has motivated staff so that they aspire to continually improve their practice.”

Head teacher Zoe Batten, who has been at the school for 12 months, said she was impressed with the way the school had improved in that time.

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She said: “The staff and governors work very hard and we’re lucky to have such fabulous children here.

“The children’s reading is well above average, and across all the skills they are better than expected.

“I am very pleased with how well we are doing.”

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