Greythorn Primary School in West Bridgford is celebrating as its latest Ofsted result declares the school to be good in all areas.
The report has particular praise for the school because “pupils’ attainment by the time they leave the school is above that seen nationally” and “pupils’ rates of attendance are above those seen nationally”.
Inspectors say that pupils are well mannered and behave well at the Greythorn Drive school and that “teaching across the school is characterised by strong subject knowledge and effective questioning skills. Teachers’ use of assessment enables them to build effectively on pupils’ prior knowledge and understanding”.
In the key findings the inspectors say “the head teacher has successfully ensured that the vision and values of this school are well known. Leaders and staff have worked together as a cohesive team to bring about improvements in teaching and outcomes”.
Head teacher at Greythorn Primary School, Mrs Sally MacDonald, said: “We are delighted with this result and want to thank our wonderful pupils, their families and Greythorn staff for the hard work that this outcome reflects.
“We have always valued the development of the whole child and this year we are taking great strides to develop a challenging and creative curriculum with questioning and reasoning at its heart, preparing our children for life in the 21st century.”
The school is now proactively tackling points the report raises on how to improve. These include ensuring consistency of the high expectations as seen in mathematics and English across other subjects, focusing on success criteria and staff accountability to clarify pupils’ targets and steps to learning.
Mrs MacDonald added: “Whilst we are thrilled with these results, we are not content to rest on our laurels and will continue to strive to be the best school we can be.
“This is a huge step change for Greythorn Primary School and we will make the most of the momentum. So, watch this space.”