‘Good’ rating for King’s Lynn primary school

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A Lynn primary school is celebrating after receiving top marks in an Ofsted report.

Greyfriars School has rocketed up the rankings from “requires improvement” to “good” in the report, which was published this week.

The inspection team praised headteacher Beverly Barrett ‘s leadership and the rising progress of pupils.

The school received good ratings in all of the five categories assessed by Ofsted

The report states: “The school is good and rapidly improving because of the good leadership of the headteacher, her focus on raising pupils’ attainment and the positive culture that she has created.

“Attainment is rising at the end of both key stages. The pupils who left Year 6 in 2014 made outstanding progress in reading and good progress in mathematics from their levels at the end of Year 2. Work in books supports this picture, and pupils throughout the school are making better than expected progress.”

Inspectors praised the school by stating that its reception classes “provided children with a good start to their school lives”.

It added: “The range of activities provided for them, with a focus on their reading and imaginative development, is preparing them well for their future schooling.”

Inspectors say teaching is “consistently good” which has had a positive impact on pupils progress.

The report states that subject and senior leaders spread good practice and that all adults are proud of the school.

But the school has been 
advised to provide opportunities for pupils to extend speaking skills and to learn new words to improve writing content.

It also states that pupils’ spelling is not accurate and teachers do not check regularly enough that the activities are engaging pupils.

The school has 278 pupils, aged between four and 11, on its roll.

Headteacher Mrs Barrett is delighted with the report and has thanked her “super” team.

She said: “We have a really clear focus on raising attainment through providing good teaching and learning support, where it is needed, and also involved all the children in setting their own targets and most importantly, making them believe they really can do it.”