St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School in Stockbridge Village has been judged to be ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
The school has gone from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ with inspectors noting that school leaders, governors and teachers have all pulled together to make St Brigid’s a good school.
During the two day inspection, inspectors found that “pupils are inquisitive and eager learners, teachers have high expectations of all pupils including pupils with special educational needs and / or disabilities and pupils achieve well across the curriculum.”
Leaders provide staff with support to develop their teaching skills which in turn has resulted in an improvement in pupils’ attainment. At the end of key stages 1 and 2, pupils’ attainment is above average in reading and particularly mathematics.
Inspectors also noted that phonics is taught well and pupils are well on their way to becoming fluent readers by the end of key stage 1.
St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School is also participating in the Pathways to success programme which is helping to improve literacy, leadership and collaboration between schools.
Pathways to Success programme has benefitted St Brigid’s
Colette Dutton, Executive Director for Children’s Services, said “This is a fantastic report and the school leaders, governors, pupils and their parents have all worked incredibly hard to achieve this ‘Good’ rating. The support provided through the Pathways to Success programme is also positively contributing to the outcomes at the school.
“The feedback from this inspection is a testament to the high standards set and commitment of everyone at the school. Well done.”
The full report is available on Ofsted’s website.