School’s hard work pays off with report

Pupils at Wrea Green Primary who are celebrating their recent outstanding Ofsted report
Pupils at Wrea Green Primary who are celebrating their recent outstanding Ofsted report
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Pupils are celebrating after a Fylde school achieved an almost perfect report from watchdogs Ofsted.

Ribby with Wrea Endowed CE Primary School scored outstanding in all five categories following a recent inspection.

Headteacher Jan Potter said: “I am absolutely delighted, it’s a reward to all the staff and pupils for all their hard work.

“It’s excellent for them to be recognised and provides the school with a real sense of achievement.”

The categories include leadership and management, behaviour and safety of pupils, quality of teaching, achievement of pupils and early years provision.

Mrs Potter was keen to thank everyone for producing such a great outcome for the school.

She said: “Our last report in 2010 rated the school as good and since then the team have worked very hard to improve.

“The teachers, assistants and governors have all played their part so it’s a real team effort.”

The headteacher believes the standard of teaching delivered to pupils is the key to the school’s success.

She said: “The outstanding teaching underpins everything we are doing at the school, the learning provided brings subjects to life, there are always lots of interesting going on at school for them to do.”

One improvement which Ofsted included in its report was for the school to develop links with other schools to enhance pupils’ learning.

The Ofsted report praised the school for making every effort to provide pupils with a great learning experience.

Mrs Potter added: “I am extremely proud of everybody at the school and it’s testament to the team here at the school that we received the outstanding report.”

The Ofsted report brings a very successful end to 2014 with notable achievements earlier this year.

Phonics test results in May for Year 1 placed the school in the top five per cent of schools in the country.

However, after a year which has brought success, Mrs Potter has no intentions of slowing down the school’s progress.

She said: “We won’t be resting on our laurels now though, we will attempt to build upon this report and carry on providing the same quality to our pupils.”

The school will be holding a celebratory tea party on Friday with parents in recognition of all their efforts.