St Mary’s was inspected at the end of January and was rated as ‘Good’ in all four key areas of inspection. A significant improvement on the school’s ‘Satisfactory’ rating in June 2012.
The inspectors commented that, “The quality of teaching is good. It is sometimes outstanding. Teachers have high expectations of their pupils and motivate them well through exciting topics and themes. Pupils of all abilities, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school. Pupils feel safe and are cared for well. They are polite, calm and considerate towards others. There is a continuous pursuit of high standards in all aspects of the school’s work.”
The Headteacher, Mr Damien Thorpe, said, “I am thrilled for the children and families of our community as they thoroughly deserve a ‘Good’ school. I would like to thank all of the staff in school for their hard work and determination, the parents for their ongoing support and most importantly the children for being themselves.”
Children from the school are pictured with Mr Thorpe.