OFSTED judges Wistanstow a ‘GOOD’ school

Wistanstow CE Primary School has been judged to be ‘GOOD’ in our recent Ofsted inspection.  The report recognises the rapid progress made since the last report and this academic year. We are absolutely delighted with the outcomes of the inspection and are very proud of all that the school has achieved.

The inspector recognised the hard work of all staff and children and the depth of support from parents and  everyone connected with Wistanstow to make it the absolute best school it can be. This is nothing less than our community deserves and we would like to thank you all for your contribution. OFSTED’s recognition of this achievement through the awarding of an ‘GOOD’ assessment is a positive validation of all our efforts. We are particularly pleased with the outcomes, since this framework is far more rigorous than any of the previous frameworks under which the school has been inspected.

The inspection was extremely thorough with no stone left unturned and hardly gave us time to draw breath! As you can see from the report, the inspector made judgements and commented on many aspects of school life in order to reach his conclusions.  Even before he arrived he had scrutinised the attainment and progress of the children and that of different groups e.g. gender, SEN. The inspector also studied the school’s own self-evaluation, our judgements of the five key areas and our school improvement plan. To ensure the final judgements were accurate, evidence was collected in a multitude of ways including interviewing staff and governors, talking to children, observing many lessons, looking at the children’s work, scrutinising documentation including the school’s tracking and assessment procedures, to name just a few!

The Headteacher and Staff at Wistanstow will continue to develop and improve the school further to ensure that the pupils at Wistanstow receive the very best education and achieve their individual potential.  In the meantime we can all be rightly proud of our school and its achievements.

OFSTED – Wistanstow CofE Primary School


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