The last Ofsted inspection of North Primary School and Nursery took place in September 2012. the report highlighted the “substantial amount of outstanding teaching”, describing pupils as “tremendous cheerleaders for the school”. The Ofsted judgment of the school has improved from satisfactory to good with outstanding features.
Both children and teaching staff were given glowing reports from the Ofsted inspectors. The children’s “exemplary” behaviour was given the top “outstanding rating” and inspectors said: “Pupils are enthusiastic learners who are keen to do well, meet their targets and gain their teachers’ approval.”
They added: “Pupils work and play happily together, and develop trusting and lasting friendships with each other. They are kind and considerate. Newcomers are able to settle in quickly because the school’s values are lived out by pupils on a daily basis, and through support from others in their classes.”
Ofsted remarked on the improved quality of teaching, which has seen standards increase and enable children starting school with below average standards to make “good and quickening” progress. Pupils learn to read quickly and communicate well through talk and increasingly creative writing in calm and well-managed classrooms.
Inspectors said: “Teaching has improved and has a positive impact on pupils’ learning. The school has appointed several skilled teachers in recent years, while developing the practice of others. As a consequence, there is a substantial amount of outstanding teaching.”