Rapid improvement for Lacey Gardens

Headteacher Heather Sandy, pupils and staff are delighted with the recent Ofsted report for Lacey Gardens Junior School.

The inspector said the school ‘is improving rapidly’ and pupils’ achievement is ‘rising’.

Inspector John Rutherford said: “The most recent unvalidated national data for Year 6 achievement shows a significant increase in the number of pupils gaining above average standards in English and mathematics and in the number making progress at a faster than expected rate.

“School records show that pupils’ achievement is improving strongly in Years 3, 4 and 5 as well.

“All groups are improving their progress, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs and pupils supported by the pupil premium.

“Outcomes for all pupils are better because senior leaders have maintained the rapid rate of improvement in teaching that was reported as beginning in the previous inspection.”

He praised the headteacher’s ‘very effective leadership stlye’.