Staff and pupils at Morecambe Bay Community Primary School are celebrating after their school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted inspectors.
The school received ‘Good’ ratings for its effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, outcomes for pupils and early years provision.
Its personal development, behaviour and welfare was labelled ‘Outstanding’ by the Ofsted team.
Inspectors found that school leaders are successfully committed to improving the life chances of all pupils.
* Strong, caring relationships are at the heart of the school.
* Despite the many potential barriers to learning that have to be overcome, most pupils make good progress in their reading, writing and mathematics as they move through the school.
* Pupils’ social and moral development is promoted very well and is central to many aspects of the school’s work.
* Governors provide good and effective strategic leadership and support.
* Well-focused, quality teaching ensures that pupils develop the basic skills of literacy and numeracy and this prepares them well for future learning.
* The welfare of pupils, many of whom have complex social and emotional needs, is very well managed and is very effective in meeting their
* Pupils enjoy going to school; they are very well behaved, feel safe and show care and consideration to others.
* A high priority is placed on ensuring that pupils are well prepared for life as citizens in modern Britain.
* Attendance has steadily improved and is continuing to improve further.
* The leadership of the early years is good. Over time, this has ensured that the provision has led to increasingly better outcomes for the children.
In order to improve further, inspectors have recommended that the school – which has 334 children aged three to 11 on roll – builds on its existing good rates of progress to ensure that more pupils reach standards in reading, writing and especially mathematics, which are at least as good as, or better than, the national average.
They should also aim to improve pupils’ spelling, punctuation and grammar and develop the role of subject leaders.
Deputy head Cassie Jones said: “We are delighted to share the news that Morecambe Bay Community Primary School has been graded as a ‘Good’ school once again by Ofsted.
“The school received this grading in Leadership and Management, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Early Years and Outcomes for Pupils.
“We were deemed to be outstanding in Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare, which fully represents the fact that the children are at the very centre of everything that we do.
“Ofsted stated that “School Leaders are successfully committed to improving the life chances of all pupils” and “most pupils make good progress in their reading, writing and mathematics as they move through school”.
“The staff and pupils at Morecambe Bay Community Primary School work tirelessly throughout the school year to ensure a nurturing and positive learning environment.
“We are incredibly proud of our staff and children and appreciate the ongoing support of our parents.”