A York school is celebrating being rated as ‘Outstanding’ after its latest Ofsted inspection.
Acomb Primary School was previously graded as ‘Good’.
It achieved top marks in a report published yesterday (Wednesday) after an inspection on 20 September.
Here is the full Ofsted verdict:
- The quality of education – Outstanding
- Behaviour and attitudes – Outstanding
- Personal development – Outstanding
- Leadership and management – Outstanding
- Early years provision – Outstanding
- Overall effectiveness – Outstanding.
The school, which has 317 pupils aged 4 to 11 and is part of the Pathfinder Multi-Academy Trust, “has a warm and welcoming atmosphere,” Ofsted inspectors wrote.
It is led by head teacher Lee Haynes.
The report continues: “Pupils love their school. They demonstrate consistently positive attitudes to their education.
“Leaders and subject champions have exceptionally high expectations for pupils. They share a vision that puts the pupils at the forefront of everything the school does.
“The school’s values of resilience, aspiration, integrity and respect are constantly modelled by pupils and adults. Pupils are extremely polite and articulate.”
It describes the curriculum as “exceptional”, maths teaching as “outstanding”, early years curriculum as “exemplary” and leadership as “extraordinary”.
The report continues: “There is a whole-school approach to ensuring that pupils learn about healthy relationships, consent and staying safe.
“The school has increased its high-quality pastoral support for pupils. Staff provide nurture and care for pupils with mental health or well-being needs.”
Mr Haynes said: “I am thrilled that Ofsted have recognised the strengths of our school.
“This report shows the hard work and dedication that the whole school community have invested to make Acomb Primary an exceptional place to learn and work.
“We are especially pleased that our work on the personal development of pupils has been recognised as a strength – it is a central part of our work to ensure that children are prepared for later life and we are proud of the work we do in this area.”
You can read and download the full report below.