Standards gone from okay to good at Mundford Primary School

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Leavers at a primary school where standards have been raised are on track to exceed national average results in the three Rs.

That was one observation included in the latest Ofsted report for Mundford Primary School, which concluded the school had leapt from satisfactory to good.

The report said: “Teaching is good across the whole school. The amount of outstanding teaching is rising. Pupils behaviour is good and everyone in school feels safe.

“Achievement is good and rising. All pupils make good progress.

“Attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is improving and school information shows the current year six pupils are on track to exceed national averages.”

The school’s improved performance comes against a backdrop of more stringent Ofsted inspections and a view that too many Norfolk schools are under-performing. It was judged to be satisfactory in 2012. That designation no longer exists and has been replaced with inadequate.

The report said the school was not yet delivering an outstanding performance because teachers do not always set harder work for the most able pupils right from the start of a lesson. Also, pupils do not always correct and improve their work.

The school was rated good in all the four areas assessed by Ofsted: achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The report said: “The headteacher, staff and governors have worked hard to improve the school since the previous inspection. As a result standards have risen, the quality of teaching has improved and pupils, parents and staff righting feel that this is a good school.”

There are 144 pupils in the school, aged four to 11, with a lower than average number of children from deprived backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language. It has a well above average proportion of pupils with special educational needs.