Eastbourne school delighted with top report

Pupils celebrate their success
Pupils celebrate their success
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STAFF, parents and pupils are celebrating the outcome of St John’s Meads Ofsted report.

The school received a ‘good’ rating in the inspection, which took place in November with the results being published this week.

“St John’s Meads Church of England Primary School provides a good education for its pupils,” states the report.

“The quality of care, guidance and support is outstanding and exceptionally well supported by close links with homes and external agencies.

“The school has excellent relationships with parents and carers.

“The pupils’ attainment is typically above average and rising, with many pupils reaching the higher National Curriculum levels for their age by the end of Year 6.

“In 2011, attainment dipped a little and was below that expected by the school.

“This has now been remedied and current levels of attainment are much improved on the last two years.

“Pupils’ good achievement is largely due to good and sometimes outstanding teaching.

“Pupils enjoy school and their attendance is high. Their behaviour is generally good and sometimes excellent.”

Inspectors said that to improve further, the school needs to boost its quality of teaching to that of the best by ensuring that work is always challenging and consistently based on the school’s accurate assessment information.

Alison Flynn, headteacher, said, “We would like to thank the parents and carers of the school for their continued support and positive contributions to making us such a successful school.

“The Ofsted team were very complimentary about the pupils, especially in their attitude towards work and others in the school, their high attendance and involvement in and around the school as well as in the wider community.”