Primary school is outstanding say inspectors

Jonathan Lewis, Cllr John Holdich, Andy Lyons and Sarah Moss with pupils at Hampton Hargate Primary School
Jonathan Lewis, Cllr John Holdich, Andy Lyons and Sarah Moss with pupils at Hampton Hargate Primary School
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A Peterborough primary school is officially ‘outstanding’ in all areas, according to government inspectors.

Hampton Hargate Primary, in Hargate Way, received the highest rating in all categories following an inspection by Ofsted on May 19 and 20.

The school, which was previously rated as ‘good’, opened in 2000 and teaches 630 pupils.

The report states that: “Pupils’ achievement is outstanding across all Key Stages. Their progress across a wide range of subjects, including English and mathematics, is rapid and sustained.

“This is because they receive well-timed and high quality support and intervention from teachers and other adults.”

The report adds that disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, as well as disadvantaged pupils, make excellent progress.

Headteacher Andy Lyons, pictured with deputy head Sarah Moss, said: “To be rated as outstanding in every aspect of the inspection is a wonderful achievement for the school.

“This is due to the hard work, dedication and determination of all our staff, the governors and, of course ,the pupils and their families.

“Hampton Hargate is a community school and we intend to continue providing the very best education for our pupils.”

Peterborough City Council leader and cabinet member for education, Councillor John Holdich, congratulated the school last week alongside Jonathan Lewis, the council’s service director for education.

Cllr Holdich said; “This is a fantastic result for a fantastic school.

“The senior leadership team has ensured that Hampton Hargate has continued to improve as well as making the school a very happy, safe and secure place for pupils and staff.”