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Inspectors say Clenchwarton Primary is a good school

PUBLISHED: 12:42 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 November 2017

Pupils at Clenchwarton Primary School enjoy a classical concert. Picture: Archant

Pupils at Clenchwarton Primary School enjoy a classical concert. Picture: Archant

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A West Norfolk primary academy has been given a good rating after its first Ofsted inspection.

Clenchwarton Primary School, which has 191 pupils, was visited by Ofsted inspectors in September.

Rating it good in every area, they said its leaders have “succeeded in creating a safe, positive learning culture and a happy school environment”.

It continues: “Leaders have an accurate view of the strengths and weaknesses and plan effectively for continual improvement. Strong leadership of teaching, learning and assessment have ensured that teaching quality continues to improve.

“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Older pupils act as positive role models. They demonstrate positive attitudes to learning and are eager to do well. Pupils who have special educational needs and or disabilities achieve well because support is effective and well managed.

“Effective curriculum planning ensures that pupils have access to a wide range of subjects and extra-curricular activities. This prepares them well for the next stage in education.”

Head Joanne Borley praised pupils, staff and parents after the report was published.

“I am pleased that this Ofsted report recognises our judgements of where the school is and recognises all the good work the children, staff, governors and parents do,” she said.

“I am extremely proud of all the children in our school and appreciate the support the staff and I have received from parents, governors and the trust.

“We are on an upward trajectory and with the good foundations we have set in place, we look forward to the future when we have further and greater successes to celebrate.”

Roger Livesey, chairman of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, which runs the school, said “We are absolutely delighted with this Ofsted report. It is a reflection of all the hard work that has been done by the staff, governors, parents and of course the pupils. Many congratulations to Ms Borley and her team.”

Ofsted said areas where the school need to carry on improving are continuing to improve outcomes for all groups, including the most able, by ensuring that teachers ask probing questions and set work at the right level so pupils are challenged consistently to do as well as they can.

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