Thumbs up for Ofsted report

Halton Holegate Primary School head teacher Damian Sunter and 'pupils celebrate achieving a 'Good' Ofsted rating.
Halton Holegate Primary School head teacher Damian Sunter and 'pupils celebrate achieving a 'Good' Ofsted rating.

Staff, pupils and parents at Halton Holegate Church of England Primary School are celebrating the result of a recent Ofsted inspection.

The inspector gave the school a ‘Good’ grading in all key areas. The report highlighted the strengths of the school praising the ‘family atmosphere’ and ‘polite and courteous’ pupils’.

It noted that the school’s teaching ‘promotes good success in reading, writing and mathematics from the Reception Year onwards’ with ‘pupils making good and sometimes outstanding progress as they move up through the school’.

The report also set targets which will help the school move towards a judgement of ‘Outstanding’ the next time it is inspected.

Steps to be taken include more opportunities for children to practice extended writing skills across a range of subjects, paying good attention to the quality and accuracy of written English in all lessons and applying maths skills to real life problems .

Head teacher Damian Sunter said: “I am pleased with the inspector’s findings. It was a pleasure to be able to show our school and its fantastic children to Ofsted and the report reflects the huge amount of effort from the staff, pupils and parents.”