Grainthorpe Primary celebrates Ofsted report


TEACHERS and staff at Grainthorpe Primary School are celebrating a good Ofsted report.

Ofsted inspectors visited the school in October and have now published their findings.

The report said: “This is a good school. The energy and clarity of vision of the headteacher, with effective support from staff and the governing body, ensures pupils of all abilities are eager to learn and achieve well.

“Relationships are excellent and teachers make lessons exciting through the stimulating use of ICT, games and puzzles.

“The lively and imaginative curriculum provides good opportunities for pupils to develop their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

“The good care, guidance and support and strong partnerships with parents and carers contribute well to pupils’ exemplary behaviour and above average levels of attendance. Pupils’ attainment is above average in English and mathematics by the time they leave school in Year 6.”

Executive headteacher Anna Coney said: “We are delighted with the result. It was a real team effort and well deserved. Everyone should be very proud of their part in gaining this most encouraging report for our school”.

When asked, a Year 6 child said: “When the inspector was looking at my work he kept writing lots and lots of notes and it made my hand sweat!”

Chairman of governors Marilyn Bell said: “We are delighted with the Ofsted result. It demonstrates the commitment of the Grainthorpe School staff to the children. Andrew Clark spent time with the children, and who better to show their desire for learning and to demonstrate what they have learnt.

“The dynamic leadership of the school has been a key factor in the Ofsted success and now Grainthorpe School can use its strengths to move forwards working with its partner schools, Marshchapel Primary and North Cotes C of E for the benefit of the children who live in this area of East Lindsey. We would also like to give a special thanks to all the parents for their loyalty and dedication to the school.”