‘Stamford Bridge Primary impresses inspectors

NPOC - Stamford Bridge school, ofsted. Head Teacher Alison Shaw and pupils
NPOC - Stamford Bridge school, ofsted. Head Teacher Alison Shaw and pupils

Staff and pupils at Stamford Bridge Primary School are celebrating after impressing Ofsted inspectors.

Inspectors have rated the school as ‘good’ after visiting on 12 and 13 June.

They found the rates of progress made by pupils have increased since the school’s last inspection in 2009.

The school was ranked as good in three of the four key areas- achievement of pupils, quality of teaching and leadership and management - and outstanding for the other key area - behaviour and safety of pupils.

Headteacher Alison Shaw said: “We have been working hard over the last four years since the last inspection when we got satisfactory.

“There are lots of comments we are pleased about. We were particularly pleased about the outstanding for behaviour and safety and for the early years.

“We are targeting outstanding next time. They did say we were a small stride away so we are definitely aiming for it next time.”

Inspectors most pupils learn well and attain well above average standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. They also said teaching across the school is usually good.

The report says: “The headteacher and senior leaders exude high expectations and are effective leaders. Governors play their part in raising standards through rigorous analysis of information.”