Good marks all round for school inspection

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A COUNTY Durham primary has been given the thumbs-up from education chiefs.

Ofsted inspectors rated Lumley Junior School in Chester-le-Street as good in all areas.

They said the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, leadership and behaviour of students were all good at the Great Lumley school, following a recent inspection.

The report into the Cocken Lane primary, said: “The school has improved rapidly since the previous inspection. Standards in English and mathematics have been rising for the past three years. They are currently above average.

“All pupils from Year 3 to Year 6 make good progress. They achieve well from broadly average starting points. Pupils’ good attitudes to learning and their good behaviour are strong contributions to their good achievement. They feel very safe in school.”

Inspectors said the quality of teaching is consistently good, with some outstanding, and the management of teaching and learning by the headteacher is one of the school’s best strengths.

To improve further, the school needs to increase the amount of outstanding teaching, by improving the quality of pupils’ handwriting and general presentation of their work.