Blackpool primary school is ‘very welcoming and inclusive’, Ofsted finds

St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School in Newton Drive, Blackpool (Picture: Google)
St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School in Newton Drive, Blackpool (Picture: Google)
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The headteacher at a Blackpool primary school was praised for running a ‘very welcoming and inclusive school, with strong Christian values’, by Ofsted.

The education watchdog said the standards at St Kentigern’s Catholic Primary School, in Newton Drive, has been maintained since it was last inspected in October 2014.

In a letter to headteacher Frances Wygladala, inspector Elizabeth Stevens said: “You teach pupils to care for others and to follow the school’s motto to ‘treat others as you would like to be treated’.

“As a result, pupils behave well and contribute to society through work with charities and taking part in community and parish events. You lead an enthusiastic staff who share your determination to let every pupil shine.”

Governors were also praised, while parents were ‘very positive’, Ofsted added.

Teaching has improved, safeguarding arrangements are thorough and high-quality, and disadvantaged youngsters are given ‘effective support’.

The school was again rated ‘good’, the second best rating behind ‘outstanding’.