Ofsted heap praise on South Marston Primary which retains 'good' rating

By Ben Fitzgerald - 3 October 2019


Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on South Marston Church of England Primary School which has retained its ‘Good’ rating following a recent visit.

Inspectors from the education watchdog visited the school, on Old Vicarage Lane in South Marston, on 12 September.

In their report, inspectors praised the atmosphere they encountered: “Pupils really enjoy school. They like their lessons and the after-school clubs on offer. In fact, they found it difficult to think of any ways to improve their school.”

The report highlights the high expectations that teachers have of pupils, with pupils working hard and receiving the help they need from staff to achieve well.

On the leadership of the school, inspectors said: “Leaders are ambitious for all pupils and have designed a curriculum that teachers use to plan their lessons. As well as meeting the requirements of the national curriculum, the curriculum is sequenced well. Teachers plan work that helps pupils to learn more. New learning is repeated, which helps pupils develop their understanding over time. Curriculum leaders are enthusiastic about their subjects and lead them well.”

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