West Earlham Junior school told it “requires improvement”

West Earlham Junior School. Picture: Denise Bradley West Earlham Junior School. Picture: Denise Bradley

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
10:02 AM

Ofsted has praised changes made by the headteacher of a junior school, but said it still “requires improvement”.

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West Earlham Junior School was rated “good” after its last inspection in 2011, but inspectors who visited late last month found “standards have not improved fast enough over the past three years.” The report said the school suffered from “a legacy of underachievement”, with the attainment of pupils at the end of year six in the past being “well below average”.

However, lead inspector Declan McCarthy’s report rated the behaviour and safety of pupils as “good”, noting their above-average attendance and enthusiasm for learning. Earlier this month the government said West Earlham Junior was one of 25 primaries in Norfolk which failed to meet its minimum floor standards.

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