Stapleford Community Primary School achieves glowing Ofsted report
Stapleford Community Primary School is celebrating another ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, following the school’s most recent inspection in June.
The school was commended for the opportunities available to pupils and for its ‘broad and balanced curriculum’.
The report, which was published this week, stated: “Pupils enjoy talking about what they have learned. They are proud of their work, and they are proud of what they know. They concentrate and listen well in class because their teachers have high expectations of them.”
“Pupils have plenty of opportunities to develop their interests and talents. They can sing, play instruments in assemblies, act in plays and learn to swim in the school’s swimming pool. They can also take part in competitions that teachers organise for them.”
Inspectors stated that the school continues to be ‘Good’ – a judgement that it has now consistently held since 2013. This is the school’s first Ofsted inspection since joining the multi-academy trust, Anglian Learning and converting to Academy status in 2018.
Other positive aspects in the report focused on the high standard of education and support the pupils receive at the school. The report stated: “Leaders and teachers have worked together to create a broad and balanced curriculum, considering the views of pupils and their parents.
The report added: “Staff ensure that pupils listen and concentrate. They have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. As a result, lessons are calm, pupils work without disruption and pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive plenty of extra support from the adults in the classroom.”
Headteacher at Stapleford Community Primary School, Christine Spain, said: “We are delighted by this achievement and the glowing report which reflects our happy and vibrant community and the enthusiasm and passion of our children, staff, families and governors.
“I am exceptionally proud of each and every member of our school community and would like to thank them for their hard work and dedication. We have high expectations and ambitions for our children as learners, musicians, sportspeople and future citizens at Stapleford Community Primary School and I am thrilled to see this reflected in Ofsted’s report.”
Inspectors, who visited the school on 14th and 15th June 2022, stated that: “Pupils say that school is a happy and safe place to be. They can talk to their teachers if they have a worry. Their teachers help them to make friends and to care for one another.”
The extra-curricular trips and activities were also highlighted as a strength in the report. The report stated: “Leaders are keen for pupils to have a wide variety of trips, visitors and experiences. There are plenty of opportunities to develop pupils’ talents and interests.
“Leaders provide opportunities for pupils to develop their awareness of different peoples, cultures and religions through, for example, inviting members of the local community to talk to pupils about their religious festivals, and to read familiar stories to them in different languages.”
Inspectors suggested three areas for improvement in the report which included reviewing current assessment systems and providing more opportunities for pupils to rehearse and use new vocabulary. These areas reflect analysis already undertaken by the school leadership team and are featured in the school improvement planning.
Jonathan Culpin, CEO of Anglian Learning, said: “Christine, supported by her governors, colleagues and the school’s community, has done a brilliant job in ensuring that Stapleford Community Primary School is a vibrant and exciting place, where pupils demonstrate a thirst for learning inside and outside of the classroom. I would like to congratulate all our colleagues at Stapleford for their hard work and another excellent Ofsted report.”
For more information on the school please visit https://staplefordprimary.org/
To read the report in full please visit https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50193599