OFSTED: Alfriston school is good

Alfriston school celebrating good OFSTED results
Alfriston school celebrating good OFSTED results

ALFRISTON PRIMARY school is celebrating a ‘good’ verdict given by an OFSTED inspector following a recent inspection.

OFSTED Inspector David Marshall found that pupils’ progress and their achievements have been ‘above those expected for their age for almost every year since the last inspection’.

The outstanding teaching in the reception class was also given a special mention.

Many aspects of the school were singled out for praise including the outstanding contribution of the governing body; the highly effective special needs and intervention work; the well planned curriculum; the consistently good behaviour; the focus on pupils working together and input of the school council.

Andrew Lloyd, chairman of govenors, said: “This is excellent news. We are delighted with the report which confirms our own assessment of the school’s strengths and will assist the school in identifying opportunities for further enhancement and improvement.

“The governors would like to thank all the staff, pupils and parents for their collective contribution to the school’s success.”

A few issues were raised by the inspector including variations in the quality of teaching. But he was impressed by the ‘rigorous focus on the quality of teaching’ by the school leadership.