Peterborough schools given ‘good’ Ofsted rating

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A primary and secondary school in Peterborough have been classed as ‘good’ by regulating body Ofsted following their latest inspections.

Inspectors delivered their verdicts after visiting Heltwate School and Werrington Primary School at the end of November.

Heltwate, in North Bretton, which teaches pupils with learning difficulties, is said to have good teaching with an increasing amount which is outstanding.

The report said there had been four headteachers at the school since the previous inspection in March 2011 but that incumbent Adam Brewster is “providing outstanding leadership.”

The school was not yet outstanding, according to the report, because top pupils do not have the opportunity to gain GCSE or entry-Level qualifications in a wide enough range of subjects.

In addition, it was said improvements could be made to monitor students to make sure they were making the best progress possible.

Mr Brewster said: “I’m very pleased with the report. We are clear what we need to do to move forward and are confident next time Ofsted come we will be even better.”

The report for Werrington said by the end of Year 6 pupils’ progress is above average in reading, writing and maths.

Three reasons were given for the school not being rated as outstanding. One was because teachers do not always expect enough from

pupils in their written work in science.

Ben Wilding, the primary school’s headteacher, said: “Ofsted have judged Werrington Primary School to be a good school and we are delighted that they have identified many key strengths.”