School gets thumbs-up from Ofsted inspectors

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A city primary school has been given the thumbs-up from Ofsted inspectors.

 Willow Fields Community Primary School has been rated good in all areas. The Winslow Close school in Witherwack, which was previously rated as needing improvement, was praised by inspectors.

 A report said: “The highly effective and experienced headteacher, ably supported by the skilful leadership team, is highly ambitious and determined to continue to further raise the attainment of pupils and improve their wellbeing.

 “Teaching has improved, accelerating the pace of progress pupils make in their learning. Achievement is now good and improving.”

 The inspectors added: “Children in the early years quickly develop skills that allow them to learn and play happily together. Pupils’ progress from below average starting points in Year 1 is consistently good and improving.”

 The inspectors said teaching at the school is good, with some outstanding, and the behaviour of the pupils is extremely good.  

 To improve further the school needs to improve the quality of teaching, so that all pupils make rapid progress.