Bluebell Primary School in Norwich celebrates good Ofsted report

Bluebell Primary School headteacher Trudi Sharred and pupils celebrate their Ofsted result.Picture:

Bluebell Primary School headteacher Trudi Sharred and pupils celebrate their Ofsted result.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A Norwich primary school is celebrating after it was praised by Ofsted inspectors.

Bluebell Primary School headteacher Trudi Sharred.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Bluebell Primary School headteacher Trudi Sharred.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Bluebell Primary School, in Lovelace Road, was deemed to require improvement following a 2014 inspection.

A lot of work has happened since then at the school, which has 254 pupils on its roll, and a recently published report has rated it as good.

Lead inspector Nick Butt wrote: 'Leaders, managers and governors have been successful in improving the school to good since its previous inspection. The quality of teaching has improved significantly as a result of rigorous checks by leaders at all levels.

'Teachers have benefited from high-quality training and coaching. Standards are rising.'


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The report added that the school was in the top 25pc for adding value to its pupils' achievements from different starting points, and pupils on the autistic spectrum made good progress.

'The personal development and welfare of pupils are outstanding because all staff promote their well-being and help them to make the most of their schooling,' added Mr Butt.

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He said behaviour was good, pupils felt safe at school and the governing body's effectiveness had improved.

It was not yet rated as outstanding as pupils were not stretched enough in lessons.

'At times, the most able pupils

have work that is too easy for them, especially in subjects other than English and mathematics,' said Mr Butt.

He added that there were some variations in marking and feedback, and not all pupils in the early years had sufficient opportunities to practise their emerging writing skills.

Trudi Sharred, the school's headteacher, said: 'We're really pleased with the report and pleased that our hard work has been recognised.

'What we want to do is to continue improving so we can provide children with the best opportunity that we can.

'We're very proud that we're a very inclusive school.'

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