‘Good’ all round for Punnetts Town School

Punnetts Town School
Punnetts Town School

Punnetts Town County Primary School, part of the Woodlands Federation of three primary schools, has once again been awarded a ‘GOOD’ rating by Ofsted inspectors.

The report, after a November 20 inspection, praised the school for all areas of work.

In terms of the teaching they noted that ‘teachers plan interesting work which captures pupils’ interest’ and that ‘most pupils … make good progress and achieve well. The most able pupils make good progress overall and are given good opportunities to work at a high level’.

Behaviour and safety of pupils was a strength of the school with the inspector commenting that ‘pupils are proud of their school and are keen to welcome visitors. They enjoy taking on responsibilities,’ and that ‘pupils have positive attitudes to learning in all classes. They co-operate well and want to learn.’

William Bentall, head of school, said: “This is a delightful school to be part of and I am very proud of all the staff and children and also grateful to all our supportive parents. We continue to work together to provide the best education we can within a happy and safe environment.”

Mrs Shirley Frankis, executive headteacher of the Woodlands Federation, added: “We are very pleased with the outcome of this inspection. It is a very positive report that reflects the commitment of staff, governors, pupils and parents in making sure that we deliver a first-class education to our children. We still have areas in which we can improve further and I am confident we will continue to do so.”

The Woodlands Federation comprises three schools: Broad Oak CPS, Dallington CEP and Punnetts Town CPS.

Punnetts Town describes itself as a ‘small, friendly village school where children and families are at the centre of all that we do. We believe childhood is a precious time. This underpins our aim to nurture children’s creativity, encourage social development and create a love of learning within a culture of high expectations.’ In a 2011 inspection, pupils were described as ‘mature and very thoughtful.’