Children and staff impress inspectors

Great ofsted report ,St Peters school perform a good Ofsted  with Head Louise Finlay and performer Thomas Broadbent and cast..Picture Richard Ponter 132825
Great ofsted report ,St Peters school perform a good Ofsted with Head Louise Finlay and performer Thomas Broadbent and cast..Picture Richard Ponter 132825
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Two more of Scarborough’s education providers for young children have received positive reports from inspectors.

As governing body Ofsted makes it way round the schools and nurseries in the area the latest reports published have seen two Good statuses awarded.

Retaining its Good status from its previous inspection is St Peter’s Primary School, in North Leas Avenue.

Celebrating the achievement with year six pupils as they rehearse for their end of year play Wind in the Willow, headteacher Louise Finlay said: “Our good status really reiterates all the hard work of all the children, the staff and the parents. “In this particular climate, with the changes to Ofsted it has been very difficult to maintain a good score so we are thrilled to have done so and see ourselves well on the way to gaining outstanding.”

Inspectors praised the primary school for pupils making good progress in all subjects during their time at school, and pupils who speak English as an additional language making outstanding progress.

The report stated “Pupils behave well, have good manners and are polite to each other and to adults. They feel safe and secure in the school from any threats of bullying.

“Leaders and managers at all levels have been successful in raising achievement, particularly improving pupils’ progress in mathematics which lagged behind English for several years.

”The governing body holds school leaders to account effectively. Its members have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and remaining areas of weakness.”

Also achieving a Good status was Peasholm Nursery, in Tennison Avenue, which received the rating in its first ever Ofsted inspection.

Nursery manager Samantha Dixon said: “It was our first Ofsted inspection. It’s really difficult to get Good now, so we are chuffed to bits.”

Speaking about the nursery, inspectors said: “Children are happy, motivated and eager to learn. They show good levels of independence and confidently explore a stimulating, well-resourced and accessible learning environment, which successfully promotes independent learning.”