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Ofsted celebrations for ‘outstanding’ Snaith Primary School

Staff, pupils, parents and governors at Snaith Primary School are celebrating after it was judged as ‘outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted.

The latest inspection found that pupils make rapid progress, with progress in reading and writing significantly above the national average. It states that children relish the creative curriculum on offer to them.  The report also celebrates the fact that staff and pupils are exceptionally proud of the school and that children feel challenged and proud of their achievements. Its staff and leaders are praised for working with ambition and determination, resulting in strong and continually improving outcomes for the children.

‘Leaders and staff share very high expectations for every individual,’ the report says. ‘The whole staff team work collaboratively to give pupils a rounded education with a wide range of opportunities and experiences. Consequently, pupils respond with enthusiasm and take great pride in producing high-quality work.’

The report recognises that staff have a very caring and nurturing approach, which results in a harmonious school community where each pupil feels safe and valued as an individual.

It adds:  ‘Pupils’ exemplary behaviour and positive attitudes to learning contribute substantially to the rapid progress they make. Pupils are exceptionally proud of their school and value the contributions they make in enabling it to become a special place to them. There is a strong sense of community and belonging, which parents value highly.’

Headteacher, Helen Calpin said, ‘We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of our recent inspection judgement which praises and celebrates the outstanding achievements and caring and vibrant ethos of our whole school community. We are incredibly proud of our school family. The whole team really are the most amazing group of people who always go the extra mile to ensure that they provide the very best experiences for our children, who are at the heart of all we do. Our wonderful children show such enthusiasm and are always eager to give their best. I am delighted that this shines through in the glowing report we have received.’

‘This is a huge achievement and one the school has worked tirelessly towards over a number of years along with the dedication of our former headteacher, Kate Rowley.  I am delighted that the hard work of the committed and enthusiastic team here at the school, including staff, governors, children and their families, has been recognised in this way.’

Mike Furbank, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s head of children and young people, education and schools, said:  ‘It is very rare to see a report where the well-being of children and their academic progress are so closely matched and are truly excellent. This can only be as a result of outstanding leadership and lots of hard work from everyone in the school. All involved with the school must be delighted with this richly deserved outcome. I would like to congratulate the school on what is an outstanding report for an outstanding school!’

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