Ofsted praise for Edward Bryant School

AN outstanding education is being provided to pupils at a Bognor Regis school.

Ofsted inspectors said Edward Bryant Primary School was excellent.

The watchdogs published their report on Tuesday after they spent two days among the 420 pupils at the London Road school.

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Lead inspector David Marshall said: "Pupils' personal development and their wider educational outcomes are excellent which helps their all-round achievement, both academic and personal.

"Throughout the school, pupils are enthusiastic learners. Pupils enter the school with skills and understanding that vary but are below, and often well below, those expected for their age.

"Very effective organisation and careful assessments enable children to make excellent progress immediately in the early years foundation stage.

"This outstanding start is built upon well so that standards at the end of Year 2 are around the average for their age.

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"By the time they leave the school, pupils' standards are consistently above those expected for their age because the teaching is never less than good and often outstanding."

Headteacher Cathy Williams provided outstanding leadership, drive and ambition to sustain an excellent capacity to improve, said Mr Marshall.

"This, in partnership with the very effective deputy headteacher and assistant headteachers, ensures complacency is not tolerated."

Mr Marshall said the school's grounds were praised by parents as amazing.

"Pupils' work is everywhere to be seen," he said.

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"Staff take great pride in the displays around the school which praise and encourage pupils for their many achievements."

He said just one aspect of teaching needed to be improved and which had already been identified by the governors and staff. This was to help pupils to find out even more about how other people lived in the UK.