School’s rating goes up to ‘good’ after fresh inspection

Great Eccleston Copp Church of England Primary School

Great Eccleston Copp Church of England Primary School

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Great Eccleston Copp Church of England Primary School, in Copp Lane, has seen its Ofsted rating boosted from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’.

An inspector from the education watchdog said headteacher Beverley Melvin’s ‘determination to improve the school has enabled it to move forward rapidly since the previous inspection’ in 2014.

Doris Bell wrote in her report: “The teaching of reading, including phonics, is particularly strong.

“The school has placed a love of reading high on its agenda. This has resulted in pupils becoming avid readers who enjoy reading at school and at home, and for different purposes.

“A good variety of tasks, often related to real life, bring interest and enjoyment to pupils’ learning, including in mathematics.”

The school can still improve further though, he added. “The work in pupils’ maths books shows that activities are sometimes repetitive. Consequently, pupils, especially the most able, are not moved on quickly enough to using their skills to develop their reasoning and their ability to solve problems more rapidly.”