Primrose Hill Primary C of E Academy in Lydney has been awarded an Ofsted ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ judgements in two of the five areas inspected.
Inspectors visited the school at the end of July. The previous inspection was in 2016 and this visit was the first since headteacher Emma Mignaud joined the school in September 2019.
Emma said, “We are all immensely proud of the outcome which reflects the hard work that pupils, staff, governors and trustees have put into the school. The inspectors gave an ‘outstanding’ rating for behaviour and attitudes, and personal development. Leadership and management, quality of education and early years provision were given the judgement ‘good’.”
In their report, the inspectors praised the children saying, “Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are polite, kind and always show respect to their peers and adults. Pupils are determined that everyone is treated equally.”
The inspectors were also very impressed with the work the school does on children’s personal development through its ‘Life in all its fullness’ programme. This award scheme, developed by Year 1 teacher Jake Parsons, encourages children to expand their horizons and to challenge themselves on a personal level. The inspectors said that the programme ‘equips pupils with the knowledge, skills and experience to become successful global citizens.’
The quality of education was described as ‘good’ and leadership and management were also ‘good’.
The report continued, “Leaders, including governors and trustees, are ambitious for pupils. They have high expectations for pupils’ learning. This vision is shared by staff. Together, they have crafted a broad and balanced curriculum from the early years, through to Year 6.”
Katherine Clamp, who was Co-Chair of Governors at the time of inspection, said, “The governing body would like to thank Emma Mignaud and the whole staff team for their enthusiasm, commitment and passion for education. Each member of staff and every one of the children at Primrose Hill has contributed to making the school a warm and welcoming place where we are, in the words of the school’s vision, ‘Building a brighter future together’.”
Canon Rachel Howie, the CEO of the Diocese of Gloucester Academies Trust, said, “This report reflects the hard work of the staff, governors, children and parents and I am extremely pleased with and proud of everyone involved in the Primrose Hill CofE Primary Academy Community.”
Read the full report here –> Ofsted Primrose Hill