Ofsted thumbs-up for Gomersal primary

Ofsted thumbs-up for Gomersal primary

A PRIMARY school in Gomersal has been given a ringing endorsement by education bosses – just two years after it was rated as ‘requires improvement’. 

Gomersal St Mary’s CofE Primary School is now ‘good’ in all areas after a two-day inspection.

Inspectors praised the ‘vision of nurture and care’, in addition to the school’s good teaching and ‘culture of high expectations’.

They also highlighted that children have a positive attitude to learning, that pupils’ personal development and welfare are strengths of the school and that staff work closely with families in a supportive and sensitive way.

The Shirley Avenue school caters for 240 children aged between three and 11.

Headteacher Jane Barker said: “I am very proud of everyone involved in our school community and I feel that the outcome is very well deserved.

“Staff and pupils have worked extremely hard to move the school forward and to meet the requirements of a very challenging Ofsted framework.”

She added: “Ofsted saw that we offer a warm and caring environment which enables children to feel safe and secure as they grow, learn and develop.

“We believe that all children deserve the best and our aim is to help them succeed by reaching their potential in every area of school life.”

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