Staff and youngsters at a free school in south east Northumberland are celebrating after receiving a ‘good’ rating in their first ever Ofsted report.
Cramlington Village Primary School in Bowmont Drive, which opened two years ago, was visited by Ofsted inspectors who praised the school for its ‘inspiring teaching’, and offering its pupils a ‘rich, varied range of first hand practical experiences’.
Headteacher Debbie Wylie said: “Staff, governors, parents and children are delighted with the first Ofsted report, which praises the rapid progress made by the school and its children since it opened less than two years ago.
“The report is an external validation of what we achieve here.
“It has judged our school’s strengths and is a statement that we are delivering an amazing service to Cramlington.
“The report is only part of what we do day in, day out, delivering remarkable support and inspirational learning opportunities to a hugely diverse range of children.”
Inspectors found that an above average proportion of pupils are on track to exceed the levels expected of them, ‘because all pupils are benefitting from the rich learning experiences and teaching that encourages thinking’.
The report also praised the ‘high attendance, which reflects the children’s great love of school’, and the ‘excellent vision, passion and drive of the headteacher’.
Mrs Wylie added: “Thanks to staff and our partnerships with parents, our children are not only achieving progress in their learning, but also in their confidence and social and emotional skills.”