Vote of confidence for Staple Hill Primary
Published on: 08 Jun 2015
STAPLE Hill Primary School has received a vote of confidence from Ofsted. Inspectors said that the school, rated good since 2009, remained good in all areas and was moving “in an upward direction”.
Three inspectors visited the 315-pupil school in Page Road in March and praised the quality of teaching, achievement of pupils, early years provision, leadership and management and behaviour and safety.
They reported: “The positive ethos throughout the school has created a happy and cohesive learning community. Strong relationships exist between adults and pupils, leading to very positive attitudes, good conduct and mutual respect.”
The Ofsted team said that good teaching across the school was leading to good achievement.
Head teacher Peter Foss-Clark said: “We are delighted with this report. It recognises the excellent work of our very hard-working and inspirational staff. The inspectors were impressed by how much progress our children make, how well they achieve and how happy they are in school.
“We were really proud that the report praised our ‘engaging curriculum, which celebrates diversity and provides a very good range of learning experiences’. They said that ‘children enjoy their learning and feel very safe. One child told the inspectors: “I wish I could live here, it is so much fun.’”
Mr Foss-Clark continued: “Our parents, carers and governors are very supportive of the school. Everyone who visits us comments on the children’s excellent behaviour. We have had strong roots in the local area for many years and now have a really interesting and diverse school community. “
The inspectors were impressed with the children’s ‘good knowledge of values, tolerance and respect, helping them to be well-prepared for life in modern Britain’.
“It is an exciting time for Staple Hill Primary School,” said Mr Foss-Clark. “ We are a happy, forward-looking and hard-working team. The children are great; they have positive attitudes to each other and towards their learning. We pride ourselves on helping these children to become strong independent learners, so that they can achieve well in life.”