Teachers, parents and governors at one of North Yorkshire’s smallest schools are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors gave it a glowing ‘Good’ report.
Wykeham Church of England Primary School is the smallest in Scarborough with just 35 pupils and has been labelled as a “Good” school in all six categories in its recent report.
The quality of teaching, effectiveness of leadership and management, behaviour, and outcomes for pupils have been praised.
Lead inspector, Sarah Hayter, says in the report: “Pupils behave well, enjoy school and feel safe. They learn how to keep safe and develop healthy lifestyles.”
The interim headteacher, Mrs Helen Isaac has also been praised in the report for providing “a determined, yet calm approach to leading the school through a difficult phase.”
Pupils receive a “good balance” between reading, writing and mathematics and different aspects of the world.
To become an outstanding school, the report says it should address pupils’ “limited opportunities to learn about people who are different to themselves, including those from different faiths and those of no faith.”
The report says the governors took the opportunity to have a shared headteacher arrangement with Brompton Primary School. The report read: “This has been successful so they are confidently moving to a permanent shared headteacher arrangement from April 1 2016.”
The report praised the “good teaching” which has meant “pupils are on track to reach the standards expected for their age in reading, writing and mathematics.”
In a newsletter to parents, the school said the report “is a testament to the hard work and dedication shown by everyone associated with the school. The report mirrored the school’s own self evaluation judgements confirming the school’s excellent provision and recent achievements.
Wykeham School will continue to strive to develop the school further and aim to provide outstanding education for all their pupils.”