School receives an ‘outstanding’ mark

Cramlington Learning Village.  Headteacher Wendy Heslop.
Cramlington Learning Village. Headteacher Wendy Heslop.

A Cramlington school has been graded as ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted following an inspection last month.

Cramlington Learning Village was given the top rating for the fourth consecutive time since 2003.

Its most recent inspection was the first since it converted to become an academy in 2011.

The school was awarded the top grade in each of the four areas inspected: achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The inspectors commented that students receive an “outstanding, all round education at Cramlington Learning Village and this prepares them extremely well for the future”.

Ofsted also praised the students of the school, saying “their attitude to learning is first class and makes a huge contribution to their successful learning”.

Inspectors also commented on the fact that the school “places great stress on learning as an activity to be valued and enjoyed. As a result, students are very much partners in their own learning”.

Headteacher Wendy Heslop said: “This is a wonderful moment for the school and is a testimony to the hard work of students and staff alike.

“2013 has been a significant year for Cramlington Learning Village, not only have we received our fourth ‘outstanding’ grade from Ofsted, but we have also been designated as a teaching school and from September trainee teachers will be training at the school.”