Cirencester Primary School passes its first Ofsted test
CIRENCESTER Primary School has had its first visit from the Ofsted inspection team and is delighted with the resulting “good” verdict.
Inspectors spent two days at Cirencester’s newest primary school and found that the overall effectiveness of the school was “good”.
The school opened in 2010 following amalgamation of Cirencester Junior and Cirencester Infant schools.
And headteacher Graham Horton believes that this first “good” judgement leaves the school well-placed for an “outstanding’ Ofsted in the future.
The report found that “the quality of teaching is good with some outstanding practice”.
Inspectors noted that pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and maths is above average and commented on the strong relationships between staff and pupils.
To improve further, inspectors suggested that the school raise the quality of teaching and learning so that it is consistently good across the school and improve the effectiveness of the school’s middle managers.
Mr Horton said: “The whole team at Cirencester Primary School, staff, governors, parents and pupils should take huge satisfaction from this report; particularly as it represents the highest grade possible for a school of this age.
“In less than two years we have been able to deliver another good school for Cirencester; one that provides a high quality, inclusive, and exciting, international experience for its pupils. “From this strong beginning we will strive for further development as we aim to be outstanding.”