Beeston Hill St Luke’s Primary School rated Good by Ofsted

Beeston Hill St Luke’s CofE Primary School has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas in its latest Ofsted inspection report published on Tuesday (23 May 2023).

Ofsted grades schools on a four point scale from Outstanding, to Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate. Primary Schools are graded across five categories:

  • The quality of education
  • Behaviour and attitudes
  • Personal development
  • Leadership and management
  • Early years provision

St Luke’s was rated Good in all five areas. Inspectors start their report by saying:

“Pupils in this school show a love for learning. This is a happy and safe place for pupils to learn.There are strong relationshipsthroughout theschool.Adults set high expectations through an ambitious and interesting curriculum.”

Further on they report:

“Pupils understand bullying. They recognise the difference between bullying andfalling out’.They have wellplaced confidence in leaders to deal with any type of bullying incident if it were to happen.”

The school leadership is praised for its ambitions for the children to achieve academically and the promotion of a love of reading across the school. However, Inspectors say that they are not checking often enough with children who are struggling to read or with their maths. The report also says that behaviour isn’t monitored closely enough to spot patterns or trends, but recognise that this is only a small minority of pupils.

The school hadn’t been inspected for 12 years having been rated Outstanding in 2008. Schools rated Outstanding are not inspected as often as schools with a lower rating. In that period the Ofsted framework for inspections has changed several times and it is generally thought to be much harder to get an Outstanding judgement under the current regime.

The school was approached for comment but hasn’t responded so far.

To read the full report click here


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