Peterborough primary earns improved Ofsted rating
A Peterborough primary school has been given a strong report by inspectors who had previously said improvements were needed.
Eye Church of England Primary in Eyebury Road has gone from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted report.
Headteacher Jason Webster said his first year at the helm has been “manic” but he praised his teachers for adapting to his new methods.
And he is so confident that the school will soon be outstanding that he will be inviting Ofsted to return in a year to carry out another inspection.
Mr Webster said: “We are one of the top improving schools in England and this year we are moving on to bigger and better things.”
Ofsted inspectors noted that: “The headteacher’s astute leadership has raised expectations about what can be achieved at the school.
“Consequently, the changes that have taken place have improved the quality of education to ensure that pupils achieve well.”
Pupils were also said to be “enthused by a well thought-out and exciting curriculum which engages them fully in an investigative learning journey.”
The school was told that it will not become ‘outstanding’ until its most able pupils are challenged to make the best progress possible.
The school was above the national average for its SATS results in reading, writing, maths and grammar. It is also above average at Key Stage 1.
Teaching methods see children working in groups, said Mr Webster, adding: “They are not afraid to stand up and say what they did wrong. Our kids are now confident to say I made a mistake.”
Mr Webster also highlighted the school’s sporting success which delivered 21 trophies last year and included an appearance at Wembley.