Wessex School 'over the moon' after receving 'good' Ofsted rating

Grace Witherden

Grace Witherden

Wessex School 'over the moon' after receving 'good' Ofsted rating

Parents, pupils and staff are ‘over the moon’ with the latest Ofsted inspection at Wessex Primary School in Cox Green.

The school, in St Adrians Close, received a rating of  ‘good’ from Ofsted after the inspection on Tuesday, May 11

This follows a previous inspection in 2014 which found the school ‘requires improvement’.

Headteacher Nick Stevens said: "Everyone is really pleased with the inspection; we’re all over the moon with the result.

“We were inspected in May and it was a challenging experience. It was a rigorous procedure, but Ofsted saw how much we care for our pupils’ welfare and we have well behaved students.

“Our last inspection was in 2014  and the result was ‘required improvement’ so it’s great to see the hard work has paid off.”

The inspection found children made ‘good progress’ in early years, and the quality of teaching had improved due to the ‘rigorous’ monitoring and support.

The inspection report states: “Pupils enjoy school and many said that their teachers are ‘fantastic’.

“Pupils behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. They are keen to ask and answer questions and are developing as confident and articulate speakers.

“They show respect for others and are well prepared for the next stage of their education.”

Mr Stevens, who has been headteacher at the school for eight years, said they are now preparing for a ‘busy summer term’.

He said: “We’ve got a lot of events coming up now – picnics, leaving assemblies and our second learning journey event.

“It gives parents the chance to come and see the work their child has been doing.”

However, the report says the school still needs to improve pupils’ progress in all subjects, so it is ‘as good’ as in English and maths.

The school also needs to improve the leadership of all curriculum subjects.

Visit www.wessexprimary.org for the full report.

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