School bounces back to ‘good’

Headteacher Mark Alston with some pupils.
Headteacher Mark Alston with some pupils.

It’s official, Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary School has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors, just over a year after a previous inspection which ranked it as ‘inadequate’.

Last week, the Post revealed that the education watchdog had delayed publishing the school’s latest report because it needed to double check some evidence.

The school is now ranked as ‘good’ in all areas. In the report, Ofsted inspectors say headteacher Mark Alston and the governors have responded positively to the outcomes of the previous inspection and expectations about the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievements have risen. As a result, teaching has improved, pupils are making good progress in all areas, and achieve well. The report says standards at the end of Key Stage 2 have increased significantly and are now well above average, particularly in reading and mathematics, for many pupils.