Ainthorpe Primary School celebrates ‘GOOD’ Ofsted grading

Pupils and staff at Ainthorpe Primary School are celebrating after a recent inspection by Ofsted.

During the visit from Her Majesty’s Inspectors, the school was rated ‘GOOD’.

Particular praise was given to the leadership and management of the school, as well as the support provided by the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) and governors.

In their letter, inspectors commented that: “Higher expectations are driving improvement”

“The principal, supported ably by senior leaders, provides clear direction to staff and pupils.”

Amongst many other positive comments, inspectors also noted that:

  • Pupils show a sustained commitment to their work because lessons are engaging and teachers pitch tasks at the right level.
  • Reading is taught well across all groups. Teachers use a range of texts to expand pupils’ vocabulary and deepen understanding. Pupils are consequently enthused by books.
  • Pupils are engaged in lessons and say that learning is fun.
  • There are wide-ranging opportunities for pupils to take part in all sorts of sporting and music enrichment activities, both locally and through trust-led events.
  • Children in the early years get off to a good start in a secure and nurturing setting.

Kate Ranner, Headteacher at Ainthorpe Primary School, said: “The report recognises the strengths of the team here at Ainthorpe and the way staff, governors, parents and representatives of the Trust, all work together for the good of our children.

“As a school, we have enjoyed a wonderful year in our new school building including taking part in the array of music, cultural and sporting activities both within the Trust and the local community. I’d like to thank all the wonderful pupils here at Ainthorpe and their families for their continued support and to the marvellous staff team.”

 A copy of the full report can be found on the Paretn Info page under Documents