Cradle Hill School in Seaford rated good by Ofsted

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A Seaford school is celebrating after an education watchdog graded it as good in all areas.

Inspectors observed teaching in every class at Cradle Hill Primary School in Lexden Avenue when they visited.

They observed a total of 25 lessons and took the views of parents, carers and staff into account with 116 questionnaires.

Government inspectors said that the achievement of pupils and the quality of teaching was good.

By the end of Year 6, pupils’ progress was strong in reading, writing and mathematics.

The Ofsted team also reported that children in reception made good progress and that disabled pupils and those who had special educational needs, made progress that was as good as that of other pupils because of the personal support they received.

Pupils told inspectors they felt safe and enjoyed coming to school. They were motivated and wanted to be successful in their learning.

Acting headteacher Julie Foley was delighted with the result.

Mrs Foley said: “We are committed to making sure every one of our pupils is given the chance to fulfil their potential.

“We are incredibly proud of all our children.”

The report also found governors were well informed and passionate about ensuring pupils were well supported and made good progress.

The inspectors asked Mrs Foley to thank all the children and staff for their friendly and welcoming manner and commented on the happy atmosphere throughout the school. Read the report at