Colne primary school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted

Park Primary School in Colne is celebrating a 'good' Ofsted report. (S)
Park Primary School in Colne is celebrating a 'good' Ofsted report. (S)

Pupils and staff at Park Primary School in Colne are celebrating a “good” Ofsted report.

The school in Rutland Street was rated as “good” overall and in all five areas of inspection, leaping a grade in every area from its previous inspection in January 2014 which “required improvement”.

Inspectors praised the school for having a strong leadership team which has successfully addressed weaknesses and “have created a culture where staff work together with a shared vision to provide the very best for every pupil”.

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment was viewed as good and the report stated: “Learning gets off to a good start in the early years. A broad range of interesting activities enables children to explore, experiment and grow in confidence.”

The governing body was deemed to have “improved significantly”, the school is working well with families of its pupils and the inspection team agreed with parents that their children are safe and are making good progress.

However, to become outstanding, the school needs to ensure all pupils reach expectations and systems and skills need to be developed to drive forward improvements.

Headteacher Sarah Midgeley said: “Park Primary is a fabulous school and one that is at the heart of the community.

“Every child is important and everyone is treated as an individual.

We place great emphasis on our ability to provide a secure, caring and welcoming environment in which everyone has pride in themselves and strives to achieve the highest possible standard of learning, behaviour and attitudes.”